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RECENT RECORDS

Open Educational Resources in Undergraduate Engineering Education: Opportunities and Challenges
McSorley, Grant; d'Entremont, Agnes; Verrett, Jonathan; Ibrahim, Nadine; Dickiinson, John; Sellens, Rick; Salem, Deena A.
Open Education Resources are pedagogical resources which are available under open licences for reuse and remixing. These resources support collaborative development of education material, the ongoing evolution and ...
Posted August 25, 2020

Fixing the broken textbook market
Nagle, Cailyn; Vitez, Kaitlyn; U.S. PIRG Education Fund
The high price of college textbooks remains one of the most significant out of pocket expenses for students. The cost of textbooks has increased at three times the rate of inflation, and although that trend seems to ...
Posted August 25, 2020

Improving Access using ICT and OER in Asia
Kawachi, Paul; Sharma, Ramesh C.
Many practitioners are moving towards adopting OER for improving access and quality. This is particularly true in Asia where universities are reforming aiming to be so-called world-class universities. The shortcut to ...
Posted August 24, 2020

Current Initiatives and Challenges to OERs in Indian Higher Education
Bansal, Tulika; Chabra, Sonal; Joshi, Dhananjay
In the modern era of information technology, digital resources have become readily accessible source of learning for teachers and learners. One such movement that encourages and enables sharing such learning resources ...
Posted August 24, 2020

Awareness towards Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and their usage for Teacher Education in India
Singh, Gaurav; Chauhan, Rashmi
Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system has changing fast with technological advancements and interventions. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have emerged as game changers as they are flexible in time and place as ...
Posted August 24, 2020

Using OER in Asia: Factors, Reforms and Possibilities
Traxler, John
Open Educational Resources (OER) are frequently advocated as an educational panacea, an educational technology that can be transported and transferred, reused and revised, to address the global shortage of high-quality ...
Posted August 24, 2020

SWAYAM - Indian MOOCs: An Insider’s Perspective
Singh, Nisha
MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses were called disruptive technology in 2012. MOOC has proved to be game changer for educational practices. Study Webs of Active –Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM) is an ...
Posted August 24, 2020

Distance Higher Education and MOOCs in China
Li, Xiaobin
China has the largest higher education system in the world. The aim of this study is to provide an overview of the literature on distance higher education, including MOOCs, development in China, its accompanying ...
Posted August 24, 2020

Diseño de un sistema de apoyo a la regulación social del aprendizaje en los xMOOC
Garcia, Iolanda; Barberà, Elena; Maina, Marcelo
Esta investigación tiene como objetivo estudiar los procesos de regulación del aprendizaje, atendiendo tanto a su dimensión individual como social, en entornos de xMOOC. En concreto,se propone analizar cómo los ...
Posted August 18, 2020

Open educational resources (OER) usage trends among university students of Pakistan
Shams, Sana; Ahsan ul Haq, Muhammad; Waqar, Yasira
Benefits of using Open Educational Resources (OERs) across the world have perpetuated great interest to baseline and report how OERs are used in developing countries. This is an initial study to baseline trends of OER ...
Posted August 18, 2020