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ICDE OERAC PUBLISHES OPEN INNOVATION FRAMEWORK REPORT
Rory McGreal · March 30, 2022

This report titled “Open Innovation Framework: Emerging Narratives from the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee”, written by the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee (OERAC), addresses Open Educational Resources and Open Science through a proposed framework for Open Innovation. It includes a summary and outputs from a workshop hosted by the committee during the ICDE Virtual Global Conference Week in October 2021.

Open Innovation Framework: Emerging Narratives from the ICDE OER Advocacy


TWO NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF LEARNING
Rory McGreal · March 22, 2022

The Commonwealth of Learning has published two new OER-related reports:

Open Educational Resources in the Commonwealth 2021 reports on the status of OER in the Commonwealth in the context of the challenges posed by Covid-19 to help countries develop strategies and action plans for the implementation of the 2019 UNESCO Recommendation on OER.

Integrating OER in Teaching: A Guide for Teachers in the Pacific, developed as part of the Pacific Partnership for Open, Distance and Flexible Learning Project, is intended to assist teachers in the Pacific to integrate OER into their teaching.


NEW BOOK: AN INTRODUCTION TO OPEN EDUCATION
Rory McGreal · December 19, 2021
This open-access edited volume published by EdTech Books features chapters by leading and emerging authors and researchers in the field of open education and open educational resources. Sections include the foundations of OE and OER, current research including open textbooks and dashboards, obstacles in the use of OER and open scholarship, and future directions such as open pedagogy. The appendices include several student presentations as slides and videos that can themselves be used as open educational resources.

Edited by Yvette Arts, Hannah Call, Melissa Cavan, Theresa P. Holmes, Jacob Rogers, Sara H. Tuiloma, Layne West, and Royce Kimmons.

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The Effects and Implications of Using Open Educational Resources in Secondary Schools
Harvey, Paul; Bond, John
Open educational resources (OER) constitute a curriculum innovation that is considered revolutionary and has the potential to change the landscape of curriculum at all levels and content areas. OER have gained attention ...
Posted May 21, 2022

Use of open education resources: exploring motivational aspects, challenges and its relationships with postgraduates' students learning achievements in Dodoma
Sanga, Upendo
Tanzania has recently started using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning especially in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Despite the use of the internet available across the ...
Posted May 21, 2022

Open University Staff and Students’ Attitude towards Uses, Development and Barrier to Open Educational Resources
Ibrahim, Aminu Kazeem
The continuous search for cost effective and almost low or no price fees course materials by staff and students to better their learning and research activities has been an issue for sometimes now. Therefore, Ex-post ...
Posted May 21, 2022

Open Pedagogy and the Inclusion of Marginalized Students
Maultsaid, Deirdre
Is Open Pedagogy by its nature inclusive? I think so. As a KPU Open Education Research Fellow, my multi-institution research project will provide insight on if and how open pedagogical practises can be inclusive and ...
Posted May 21, 2022

Learning resource aggregators can give open educational resources a new lease of life
Kernohan, David
Open educational resources are free at point of use but cost in production, collation, and distribution. David Kernohan investigates a Kortext project to make OERs more widely accessible.
Posted May 21, 2022

Self-directed open educational practices for a decolonized South African curriculum: a process of localization for learning
Olivier, Jako
This conceptual article explores self-directed localized open educational practices for a decolonized South African higher education curriculum. From the historical context, language demography and especially due to ...
Posted May 21, 2022

What's Next for MOOCs
Downes, Stephen
This talk looks at the recent resurgence of MOOCs and describes this growth (despite claims that they are 'dead'), shows how they are providing access to micro-credentials and skills-based learning, and explains how ...
Posted May 21, 2022