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RECENT RECORDS

Oportunidades de investigación en innovación educativa en la era de los MOOCs y el learning analytics
Alario-Hoyos, Carlos
Los MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses – Cursos en Línea Masivos Abiertos) han supuesto una revolución importante en educación, especialmente en educación superior, y han servido como catalizador para que las ...
Posted June 6, 2020

Developing regional OER guidelines in Cameroon: Consultant's report
Nkwenti, Michael N.
The work involved preparing draft OER guidelines catering to regional requirements; building awareness among key stakeholders on the concept and impact of OER; advocating the necessity and benefits of a regional OER ...
Posted June 6, 2020

Creating online learning experiences
Crosslin, Matt; Benham, Brett; Dellinger, Justin; Patterson, Amber; Semingson, Peggy; Spann, Catherine; Usman, Brittany; Watkins, Harriet
This book provides an updated look at issues that comprise the online learning experience creation process. As online learning evolves, the lines and distinctions between various classifications of courses has blurred ...
Posted June 6, 2020

Open educational resources and global online learning
McGreal, Rory
This piece highlights how Open Educational Resources (OER) can help bridge the knowledge divide to achieve equity in education. The author discusses the different digital barriers set in place to prevent free access to ...
Posted June 6, 2020

2012 Faculty and Administrator Open Educational Resources Survey
Donaldson, Robin; Nelson, David; Thomas, Eric
To examine the open educational resources (OER) climate in Florida’s postsecondary institutions, the Florida Distance Learning Consortium (FDLC) conducted an online survey of higher education faculty and staff between ...
Posted June 2, 2020

2018 Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey: Results and Findings
Donaldson, Robin; Opper, John; Shen, E.
During March and April 2018, more than 21,000 students participated in a Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey conducted by the Florida Virtual Campus’s (FLVC) Office of Distance Learning and Student Services. ...
Posted June 2, 2020

2012 Florida Student Textbook Survey
Donaldson, Robin; Nelson, David; Thomas, Eric
Florida Distance Learning Consortium (FDLC) conducted a revised survey of higher education students between January 18 and April 4, 2012 as a follow-up to the 2010 Florida Student Textbook Survey. FDLC administered the ...
Posted June 2, 2020

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