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RECENT RECORDS

Implication on Perceived Usefulness of Open Educational Resources After a Rapid Switch to Online Learning Mode
Cheung, Simon K. S.
Evolved as open courseware, open online courses and tutorials, open access e-books and open source learning tools, open educational resources or OER are generally perceived as useful resources by university students. ...
Posted October 21, 2021

A Hidden Dream: Open Educational Resources
Affouneh, Saida; Khlaif, Zuheir N.
Open-source materials are being used for education in a variety of contexts, and educators can reuse them to achieve different objectives in both higher education and public education. Educators in Palestine are using ...
Posted October 21, 2021

Advancement of Open Learning through MOOCs in Academic Libraries: Impact and Challenges
Sahu, Srikanta; Rana, Chakradhar
Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs have been accepted as an authentic source of learning, which have drastically changed the higher education system such as distance learning, online learning, e-learning, open ...
Posted October 21, 2021

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Sub-Saharan African Higher Education Landscape: A Bibliometric Review
Yunusa, Abdullahi Abubakar; Umar, Irfan Naufal; Bervell, Brandford
In this study, we examined articles focused on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) implemented in the sub-Saharan African (SSA) Higher Education context that describes the different models of MOOCs enacted as an ...
Posted October 21, 2021

Student Perceptions of Textbooks: Prior Behaviors and Beliefs Can Influence Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Adoption Impact
Pfannenstiel, AmberNicole; Redcay, Alex; Albert, Daniel
Many Open Educational Resource (OER) and Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) studies explore cost savings, impact on learning outcomes, and student perceptions of the materials. While OER/ZTC research reports positive student ...
Posted October 21, 2021

Impact of OER in Teacher Education
Cummings-Clay, Denise
The purpose of this research study, which employed a quantitative research design, was to determine if there was a difference in the grades achieved by students who were enrolled in an entry-level Foundations of ...
Posted October 21, 2021

What About Reuse? A Study on the Use of Open Educational Resources in Dutch Higher Education
Baas, Marjon; Schuwer, Robert
Extensive research has taken place over the years to examine the barriers of OER adoption, but little empirical studies has been undertaken to map the amount of OER reuse. The discussion around the actual use of OER, ...
Posted October 21, 2021

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