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RECENT RECORDS

OERu's delivery model for changing times: An open source NGDLE
Lane, Dave C.; Goode, Claire
The OERu (Open Education Resources universitas) is an international consortium of 30 publicly funded institutions, which, with the OER Foundation, form a network across the world. OERu presently offers first-year ...
Posted May 19, 2020

Open educational resources in Mongolia
Amarzaya, A.; Tumenbayar, D.; Navchaa, T.; Bulgan, A.; Burmaa, B.; Porter, David; Munkhtuya, L.
In this country report we summarize the current development of OER in Mongolia from the point of view of eight factors. In order to write the report, we used a desk review of available policy frameworks related to the ...
Posted May 9, 2020

Open educational resources and the Belt and Road initiative
Chang, Ting-Wen; Tlili, Ahmed; Yang, Junfeng; Huang, Ronghuai
With the rapid advance of technologies, new ways of learning have emerged. One of these ways is open learning using Open Educational Resources (OERs). Several researchers have then reported several advantages of using ...
Posted May 9, 2020

Open educational resources in Italy: Connecting the macro, meso and micro levels, towards a national OER ecosystem
Nascimbeni, Fabio
The chapter presents a snapshot of the state of the art of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Italy. It starts from the macro public policy level, noting that OER are part of the national school policy, to the advocacy ...
Posted May 9, 2020

OER at scale: The academic and economic outcomes of Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative
Griffiths, Rebecca; Mislevy, Jessica; Wang, Sam; Shear, Linda; Ball, Alexandra; Desrochers, Donna
The research and evaluation of ATD’s OER Degree Initiative provided encouraging evidence regarding the academic outcomes of students who enrolled in multiple OER courses, the economic impacts for both students and ...
Posted May 9, 2020

Awareness and usage of MOOCs: The underrepresented experience
Houston, Tyreek
MOOC's (Massive Open Online Courses) allow individuals to expand boundaries, enrolling massive numbers of students with potential quality learning materials and resources that may not otherwise exist in underserved ...
Posted May 8, 2020

Recognising achievement with badges and blockchain in a connectivist MOOC
Downes, Stephen
While previous work has recognized the potential for open badges and blockchain to play a role in online courses, this potential has yet to be realized in a fully decentralized cMOOC. This paper describes the design ...
Posted May 8, 2020

How directing formal students to institutionally-delivered OER supports their success
Law, Patrina
The OpenLearn platform was launched in 2006 with the aim of delivering excerpts of the Open University’s (UK) (OU) curriculum as open educational resources (OER). Now reaching over 8.5m learners a year, the platform ...
Posted May 8, 2020

Getting to openness at a closed institution: A case study of evolving and sustaining open education practices
Morgan, Tannis
This study examined a Canadian post-secondary institution in the period between 2010 and 2014, with a follow-up assessment in 2018 in order to understand its evolution with open educational resources (OER) and open ...
Posted May 8, 2020

Supporting open practices with teachers in Zambia
Stutchbury, Kris; Gallastegi, Lore; Woodward, Clare
This paper demonstrates how the features and affordances of open learning have been developed in new and productive ways to provide school-based continuing professional development for teachers in Zambia. It presents ...
Posted April 29, 2020