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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 2616 published records by 4344 authors from 920 sources, with 1541 file archives.

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INTRODUCING UPEI'S OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Rory McGreal · April 09, 2020

UPEI’s Robertson Library, in partnership with the province and the UPEI Student Union, has created a program to support the creation, adaptation, or peer review of open education resources (OER) at UPEI to lower the cost of learning materials for students.


DISCOVER THE NEW CC IMAGE SEARCH
Tracey Woodburn · October 29, 2019

Try the new CC image search with over 300 million images from 19 collections and easier attribution:

https://search.creativecommons.org


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.

https://highered.colorado.gov/Publications/Reports/Legislative/OER/OER_Report_2019_Final.pdf


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Developing open practices in teacher education: An example of integrating OER and developing renewable assignments
Van Allen, Jennifer; Katz, Stacy
This manuscript offers a reasoning for and example of integrating Open Educational Resources (OER) and open pedagogy within a teacher education course. We highlight a collaborative partnership between library faculty ...
Posted March 28, 2020

OER mainstreaming in Cameroon: Perceptions and barriers
Nkwenti, Michael N.; Abeywardena, Ishan Sudeera
The government of Cameroon has been increasingly pre-occupied with the quality of learning outcomes and the lack of learning resources at all levels of the education system. Research on similar educational systems in ...
Posted March 28, 2020

Student perceptions of open pedagogy: An exploratory study
Hilton III, John; Wiley, David; Chaffee, Reta; Darrow, Jennifer; Guilmett, JoAnn; Harper, Sarah; Hilton, Bryson
With the increasing development and adoption of Open Educational Resources, many researchers and practitioners are interested in more carefully examining pedagogies connected with their use. This study describes the ...
Posted March 28, 2020

Do tutors make a difference in online learning? A comparative study in two Open Online Courses
Heller, Richard Frederick; Chilolo, Edward; Elliott, Jonny; Johnson, Brian; Lipman, David; Ononeze, Victoria; Richards, Justin
Two free fully online courses were offered by Peoples-uni on its Open Online Courses site, both as self-paced courses available any time and as courses run over four weeks with tutor-led discussions. We tested the ...
Posted March 28, 2020

Guidelines on the development of open educational resources policies
Miao, Fengchun; Mishra, Sanjaya; Orr, Dominic; Janssen, Ben; Miao, Fengchun; Mishra, Sanjaya
The publication provides guidelines and a systematic approach to develop and implement open educational resources policies in different contexts to achieve the targets of Sustainable Development Goals 4. Using a ...
Posted March 28, 2020

Open education and learning design: Open pedagogy in praxis
Paskevicius, Michael; Irvine, Valerie
Beyond providing alternatives to traditional learning resources, there exists a gap in the literature in understanding how openness is impacting teaching and learning in higher education. This paper explores the ways in ...
Posted March 28, 2020

Lessons learnt from a professional development MOOC: Engaging culturally and linguistically diverse learners from low- and middle-income countries
Launois, Pascal; Allotey, Pascale; Reidpath, Daniel; Maher, Dermot; Certain, Edith; Ross, Bella
This article reports on the lessons learnt from the pilot of a professional development massive open online course (MOOC) for a culturally and linguistically diverse student cohort located across low- and middle-income ...
Posted March 18, 2020