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OER awareness and use: The affinity between higher education and K-12
Blomgren, Constance

PublishedApril 2018
JournalThe International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning
Volume 19, Issue 2, Pages 55-70
PublisherAU Press
CountryCanada, North America

ABSTRACT
Educators within Higher Education (HE) and K-12 share in the need for high quality educational resources to assist in the pursuit of teaching and learning. Although there are numerous differences between the two levels of education, there are commonalties in the perceptions of the purpose, practical uses, and challenges that abide in the use of Open Educational Resources (OER). Observations made while producing podcasts and videos for OER awareness, use, and championing, form an exposition of the merits of OER for HE and K-12. Benefits include cost-savings in acquiring resources for teaching and learning as well as user-generated content, instructor creativity, and contextualized and responsively timely learning opportunities. Additionally, the teaching culture of K-12 has historically supported the sharing of learning activities and learning resources. At all levels of education, OER awareness requires a deeper understanding of the changes to teaching and learning borne by open educational practices.

Keywords HE OER · K-12 OER · OER awareness · OER benefits · open educational practices · open pedagogy

Published atAthabasca, Alberta
ISSN1492-3831
RefereedYes
RightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
DOI10.19173/irrodl.v19i2.3431
URLhttp://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/3431
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