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Open educational resources - An opportunity and a challenge for students
Birzina, Rita

Published2015
JournalActa Prosperitatis
Volume 6, Pages 13
CountryLatvia, Europe

ABSTRACT
The use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) in higher education is becoming increasingly urgent. Therefore it is essential to find out students' views on the opportunities and challenges gained by applying OERs. In the current research there were 127 students involved from different faculties of the University of Latvia. In order to find out their views on the OERs an explorative qualitative research was carried out using online structured e-interviews. The obtained data were processed with qualitative data processing software AQUAD 6.0. The code system was created by the author of the article based on the latest insights on OERs. The model of generalisation was applied. For probing the generalisability of the findings the qualitative data were transformed into quantitative and hidden relations were revealed as Spearman rank correlation by the use of SPSS 11.0. Constructed linkages were checked. The results show that the majority of students do not have a clear understanding of Open

Keywords active learning · computer literacy · educational resources · foreign language knowledge · higher education · Russia · information literacy · open educational resources · oer

ISSN1691-6077
RightsCopyright Turiba University 2015
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