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A SURVEY AND REPOSITORY OF OER RESEARCH
The OER Knowledge Cloud is a curated database and repository to identify, collect, preserve and disseminate documents related to open educational resources. There are currently 2572 published records by 4268 authors from 903 sources, with 1506 file archives.

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DISCOVER THE NEW CC SEARCH AND REGISTER FOR THE CC GLOBAL SUMMIT!
Tracey Woodburn · October 29, 2019

Try the new CC image search with over 300 million imagesfrom 19 collections and easier attribution.

Early Bird Registration is Open for the CC Global Summit!

The 2020 Creative Commons (CC) Global Summit is returning toLisbon, Portugal on 14-16 May! We’ve grown the CC Global Summit every year ashundreds of leading activists, advocates, librarians, educators, lawyers,technologists, and more have joined us for discussion, debate, workshops,planning, talks, and community building.

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COLORADO OER ANNUAL REPORT
Tracey Woodburn · October 29, 2019

A new report titled “Colorado Rises: TransformingEducational Practices through Open Educational Resources” highlights the need for wide-scale implementation of open educational resources (OER). In the first year of implementation, Colorado students are saving $3.4 million thanks to OER developed through the statewide grant program.

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METHODOLOGICAL GUIDE FOR ASSESSING IMPACT
Rory McGreal · August 12, 2019

Check out this new offering from the Publications Office of the European Union, the Methodological guide for assessing impact of open e-textbook programs. ...


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Do MOOCs contribute to student equity and social inclusion? A systematic review 2014–18
Lambert, Sarah
In recent years, hopes that Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) would make access to education fairer faded in the light of research showing MOOCs favoured the already educated and relatively advantaged. This paper ...
Posted October 29, 2019

Colorado rises: Transforming education practices through Open Educational Resources
The Colorado Department of Higher Education
Key Findings Over the past year, CDHE and the OER Council have established a community of learning, practice and innovation. Key findings suggest a meaningful current impact and promising future. Most significantly: 1 ...
Posted October 29, 2019

Research on MOOCs in major referred journals
Babori, Abdelghani; Zaid, Abdelkarim; Fassi, Hicham Fihri
Over the last decade, several studies have focused on massive open online courses (MOOCs). The synthesis presented here concentrates on these studies and aims to examine the place held by content in these studies, ...
Posted October 8, 2019

MOOCs readiness
T Subramaniam, Thirumeni; Suhaimi, Nur Amalina Diyana; Latif, Latifah Abdol; Abu Kassim, Zorah; Fadzil, Mansor
This study seeks to investigate the readiness levels of adult students studying in Malaysian higher education institutions. The online questionnaire used in this study consists of 18 demographic variables and 43 items ...
Posted October 8, 2019

Case study as a research method for analyzing MOOCs
Montes-Rodríguez, Ramón; Martínez-Rodríguez, Juan Bautista; Ocaña-Fernández, Almudena
Educational research is one of the many fields of knowledge that frequently use case studies as a research method, particularly when applying an interpretive approach. Based on literature reviews and a systematic ...
Posted October 8, 2019

Goal setting and MOOC completion
Handoko, Erwin; Gronseth, Susie L.; McNeil, Sara G.; Bonk, Curtis J.; Robin, Bernard R.
Despite providing advanced coursework online to learners around the world, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have had notoriously low completion rates. Self-regulated learning (SRL) frames strategies that students can ...
Posted October 8, 2019

Teaching and learning without a textbook
Lin, Hong
Given the upsurge of textbook costs, college students increasingly expect universities and instructors to offer alternatives to traditional textbooks. One textbook alternative is using open educational resources (OER). ...
Posted October 8, 2019