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RECENT RECORDS

Inequitable Impacts of Textbook Costs at a Small, Private College: Results from a Textbook Survey at Gettysburg College
Appedu, Sarah; Elmquist, Mary; Wertzberger, Janelle; Birch, Sharon
Recognizing that higher education settings vary considerably, librarians at Gettysburg College sought to better understand textbook spending behaviors and the effects of costs on our students. We adapted the Florida ...
Posted July 20, 2021

Open education, copyright and open licensing in a digital world
OE Global
Open education, copyright and open licensing in a digital world (LiDA103) is one of four micro-courses for the Learning in a Digital age course. In this micro-course you will learn how to harness the potential of open ...
Posted July 20, 2021

Digital Texts in the Time of COVID
Seaman, Julia E.; Seaman, Jeff
The Fall 2020 term served as a litmus test of how well the evolving course material distribution and selection process works for U.S. higher education. More faculty than ever before had to select and adapt their course ...
Posted July 2, 2021

Rethinking A Framework for Contextualising and Collaborating in MOOCs by Higher Education Institutions in Africa
Erkkie, Haipinge; Kadhila, Ngepathimo
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are online courses that are open to anyone with Internet access. Pioneered in North America, they were developed for contexts with broader access to technology and wider access to the ...
Posted June 30, 2021

Addressing the K-12 Open Educational Resources Awareness Niche: A Virtual Conference Response
Blomgren, Constance; Henderson, Serena
Since the 2002 UNESCO forum, raising awareness of the benefits and challenges to Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education have been integral to the broader Open Education (OE) movement. In the K-12 sector, ...
Posted June 30, 2021

Using Open Educational Resources at Viterbo University: Faculty and Student Feedback
Oelfke, Alissa L.; Sadowski, Jennifer A.; Mathwig Ramseier, Cari; Iremonger, Christopher; Volkert, Katrina; Dykman, Emily; Kuhl, Lynne; Baumann, Annie
This study evaluated a coordinated and collaborative pilot implementation of open educational resources (OER) across multiple disciplines including nursing, accounting, environmental science, religious studies, and ...
Posted June 30, 2021

Identifying the Key Factors of the Success of MOOC Courses: Synthesis Research Based on the Roberts Model
Gholampour, Meysam; Rostami Nejad, Mohammad Ali; Pourshafei, Hadi
The goal of present research is identifying the critical success factorsof MOOCs success and presenting a model for itr. The approach of present research is qualitative and its method is research synthesis. The research ...
Posted June 30, 2021

MOOCs in a young Applied Sciences University: How to be David among Goliaths?
Salamin, Anne-Dominique; Glassey Balet, Nicole
This paper presents the MOOC experiment conducted by the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) since 2013. It shows how a young institution with a mainly local anchorage has taken hold of this new ...
Posted June 28, 2021

Assessing the effect of Massive Open Online Courses as remedial courses in higher education
Agasisti, Tommaso; Azzone, Giovanni; Soncin, Mara
The current study assesses the effect of using Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) with the specific goal of providing remedial education. The data refer to an Italian flagship university, Politecnico di Milano, where a ...
Posted June 28, 2021

Implications of the Delphi method in the evaluation of sustainability open education resource repositories
Wang, Xiaochen; Chen, Tingting; Zhang, Yihan; Yang, Harrison Hao
To better understand the sustainable development of open educational resources (OER), this paper aimed to break through the original ‘fixed’, highly structured evaluation system and develop an open and flexible ...
Posted June 28, 2021