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OER implementation in the Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
McGreal, Rory

Published16 January 2018
PeriodicalVolume 2018, Tools and Trends
PublisherContact North/Contact Nord
CountryBrazil, South America

ABSTRACT
The Federal University of Parana, (UFPR) Universidade Federal do Paraná, in Curitiba, Brazil began its OER implementation with multiple, interconnected motivations:

Expand the dissemination of knowledge;
Promote innovation in teaching and pedagogical practices;
Promote the use of open educational practices;
Encourage the production and use of OER to contribute to the teaching and learning processes;
Make the OERs available to the academic community of UFPR and to partner institutions, as well as to the broader community and internationally;
Support the increased use of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses);
Facilitate the dissemination and popularization of science, technology and innovation through the production and/or use of OER produced by institutions both in Brazil and internationally;
Contribute to the quality of university education;
Encourage the use of advanced technologies for learning along with new pedagogies; and
Create strategies to encourage teachers to share their knowledge for the improvement of teaching quality.

This article discusses the benefits, challenges and potential of implementing OER at this institution.

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Keywords culture of sharing · MOOC · OER · OER culture · OER implementation · open licenses · open repositories

Other number2018-01-23
RefereedDoes not apply
Rightsby-sa/4.0
URLhttps://teachonline.ca/tools-trends/oer-implementation-federal-university-parana-curitiba-brazil
Access date2018-01-23
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