The OER Knowledge Cloud makes use of cookies. By continuing, you consent to this use. More information.
Advantages and limitations of usage of open educational resources in small countries
Kurelovic, Elena Krelja

PublishedJanuary 2016
JournalInternational Journal of Research in Education and Science
Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 136-142
CountryCroatia, Europe

ABSTRACT
Educational resources in the competitive world of higher education were often considered as key intellectual property, so access to those resources was restricted to privileged groups of students and professors, which is unacceptable in today's networked society. Today, an increasing number of institutions and individuals share such digital resources via the Internet free of any legal, financial or technical barriers. Open Educational Resources (OER) are the right way which enables free and accessible education to everyone and access to knowledge as public good. OER cherish the culture of participation, collaboration and sharing and with an open access to scientific information it brings a notable contribution in knowledge society development. The implementation of OER has certain limitations, in particular for small countries which use a non-English language, have limited resources and support to customize and create OER, their educational practice is founded on traditional teaching methods with occasional use of digital contents and ICT. The awareness raising and
positive attitudes about OER are the first important step towards its acceptance. The empirical part of this paper is analysing attitudes toward OER among the scholars at few smaller public faculties in Croatia and their practice of sharing knowledge and teaching materials.

Keywords Creative Commons · Open Educational Resources · share · teaching materials

Published atRijeka
ISSN2148-9955
RefereedYes
Rightsby/4.0
URLhttp://www.ijres.net/article/view/5000123134
Other informationIJRES
Export optionsBibTex · EndNote · Tagged XML · Google Scholar



AVAILABLE FILES
5000123134-5000259500-1-PB.pdf · 449.3KB194 downloads



Viewed by 17 distinct readers




CLOUD COMMUNITY REVIEWS

The evaluations below represent the judgements of our readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Cloud editors.

Click a star to be the first to rate this document


POST A COMMENT
SIMILAR RECORDS

The future of creative commons
Creative Commons
Creative Commons’ (creativecommons.org) latest mission statement, vision, and priorities for action. This document lays out priorities for each area in which they work, including online licences and the development of ...
Match: Creative Commons

OER Mythbusting!
Grodecka, Karolina; Śliwowski, Kamil; Creative Commons
This site has one purpose – to bust myths about Open Educational Resources! There are two parts – a mythbusting guide and a quick introduction to OER. Both will help you find fast, simple and useful answers to ...
Match: Creative Commons

The power of open
Creative Commons
The world has experienced an explosion of openness. From individual artists opening their creations for input from others, to governments requiring publicly funded works be available to the public, both the spirit and ...
Match: Creative Commons

Open access culture and acceptance of open educational resources in Croatian public university
Kurelović, Elena Krelja
The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the understanding of the open access culture and its impact on the use of Open Educational Resources (OER). There are many examples of using the term “open access ...
Match: Open Educational Resources; Croatia; Europe

OER and open licenses: The dual-pub solution
Bissell, Ahrash N.
OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others. The global standard ...
Match: Creative Commons; Open Educational Resources

School districts to use openly licensed online content over textbooks — officials
Lestch, Corinne
The agency announced Thursday that 10 school districts will replace at least one textbook with openly licensed educational content. Copyrighted materials created with federal money will also be open.
Match: Creative Commons; Open Educational Resources

Creative Commons licenses and the non-commercial condition: Implications for the re-use of biodiversity information
Hagedorn, Gregor; Mietchen, Daniel; Morris, Robert; Agosti, Donat; et al.
The Creative Commons (CC) licenses are a suite of copyright-based licenses defining terms for the distribution and re-use of creative works. CC provides licenses for different use cases and includes open content ...
Match: Creative Commons; Open Educational Resources

Creative Commons: A User Guide
Aliprandi, Simone
This is an operational manual which guides creators, step-by-step, in the world of Creative Commons licenses. The author goes into technical details of the tools offered by Creative Commons. Written for those interested ...
Match: Creative Commons; Open Educational Resources

The Quiet Revolution in Open Learning
Carey, Kevin
Discusses the history of Open Educational Resources in the United States, mentioning funding, stakeholders and examples of OERs.
Match: Creative Commons; Open Educational Resources

Creating and sharing Open Educational Resources
Harmon, James; Kapeller, Doug; Mika, Joshua; Seng, Bill; et al.
This collection/course in Itunes U includes multi-touch books for the iOS/iTunesU platform, as well as reviews of apps for creating OER and discussions and tutorials regarding OER topics.
Match: Creative Commons; Open Educational Resources