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POLICIES AND SAFETY
Data Policy

As researchers in online learning and collaboration, we are very interested in your use of and participation in this site. Some of this data may be aggregated and/or used for research purposes, including (but not limited to) readership and download statistics, user comments and collaboration patterns, and member demographics. This data, with appropriate levels of aggregation and anonymization to preserve your privacy, may later appear in research publications or shared as open data to support the broader research community. Your data will never be sold.

For the most part, you are welcome to browse this site anonymously. To preserve accurate statistics on readership and prevent double-counting, we will place a cookie on your browser, and in the case of downloads, record your IP address. Your IP address will never be shared, and we will never track you outside this site.

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Although this site is developed through the support of Athabasca University, IRRODL, and other partners, these institutions and organizations are not responsible for the use or potential misuse of any data included or provided to this site. For more information, contact the site administrator.

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ZIP Files

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RECENT RECORDS

An Assessment of Open Educational Resources by students in selected Academic Institutions in Southwest, Nigeria
Miracle, Njeze
This paper examined assessment of Open Educational Resources (OER) by students in selected Academic Institutions in Southwest Nigeria. A descriptive research design was used for this study and the instrument used for ...
Posted February 12, 2021

Evaluation Report on Three Regional Centres Established by the Commonwealth of Learning
McGreal, Rory
This evaluation report reflects on the activities of three Regional Centres (RCs) established by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and regional partners. Regional Centres engage in capacity building and expansion of ...
Posted February 12, 2021

Accuracy and Quality of Open Educational Resources: A Phenomenological Study
Rambow, Andreas
College textbook prices rose by 1,041% between January 1977 and June 2015. This percentage increase represented three times the rate of annual inflation. College and university instructors consider the move to open ...
Posted February 12, 2021

OER Policy der Hochschule Reutlingen
Hochschule Reutlingen
Open Educational Resources (OER) sind „Bildungsmaterialien [...], die unter einer offenen Lizenz stehen. Eine solche Lizenz ermöglicht den kostenlosen Zugang sowie die kostenlose Nutzung, Bearbeitung und ...
Posted February 11, 2021

Peer reviewed courses in OpenCourseWare at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid: towards a P2P assessment system for OERs
Méndez Rodríguez, Eva María; Webster, Susan
Peer review is common practice with scholarly papers and articles prior to publication, but this is not quite the case with educational content, particularly with Open Educational Resources (OERs). The Quality Group for ...
Posted February 11, 2021

Challenges faced by Chinese MOOC platforms and suggested countermeasures: Lessons learnt from Coursera, Udacity and edX
Hu, Tao; Yu, Zhong; Chen, Sihua
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Posted February 11, 2021

Plan de acción Conocimiento Abierto: marco de actuación
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Nos encontramos ante unos retos globales de nuevas dimensiones, la mayo-ría relacionados entre sí y recogidos en gran parte en la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible de las Naciones Unidas. La Agenda 2030 define ...
Posted February 11, 2021

Open Education Policy
UNIR
This policy outlines the vision of Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR) towards Open Education (OE) in every form: Open Educational Resources (OER), Data, Research results, Policy, Licencing, Technology and ...
Posted February 11, 2021

Facilitating Open Access to Information: A Community Approach to Open Education and Open Textbooks
Stagg, Adrian; Partridge, Helen
Access to information as a necessary precondition for human flourishing is recognized explicitly in the UNESCO Strategic Development Goals, and mirrored by the work of universities globally to reduce barriers to ...
Posted February 11, 2021

Adoption of MOOCs by Emerging Countries Seeking Solutions to University Overcrowding: Literature Review and Feedback from the First Scientific MOOC Held by Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdullah University - Fez, Morocco
Naji, Khadija; Ibriz, Abdelali; Mourdi, Youssef
The adoption of various forms of distance education, particularly MOOCs (an acronym for Massive Open Online Courses), by universities worldwide has continuously gained momentum over the past decade. This is due not only ...
Posted February 11, 2021