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Open Educational Resources’ impact and outcomes: The essence of OpenKnowledge and its social contribution
Mengual-Andrés, Santiago and Payá-Rico, Andrés

PublishedSeptember 2018
JournalEducation Policy Analysis Archives
Volume 26, Issue 119, Pages 1-18
CountrySpain, Europe

This article identifies the main social contributions of Open Educational Resources (OERs), their impact and the results of several initiatives related to them. Based on a theoretical and reflexive framework, we analyze the evolution of business models around OERs, their contribution to open knowledge and the common educational policies related to this phenomenon. Finally, we point out the new horizons and models of knowledge based on OERs. Design/methodology/approach: This study utilizes a theoretical and conceptual framework based on references coming from journals with an impact factor, complemented with quotes by important authors and OER representatives. The review offers a conceptual and applied overview regarding the business models around OERs, their contribution to open knowledge and their impact on current society. Because the study is not empirical, the authors justify their statements on existing scientific literature with high academic impact. Practical implications include knowledge about the OER phenomenon, its social contributions, and the economic models established around it.

Este artículo identifica las principales continuaciones sociales de los recursos educativos abiertos (REA), su impacto y los resultados de diversas iniciativas relacionadas con los mismos. A partir de un marco teórico y reflexivo se analiza la evolución de los modelos de negocio en torno a los REA, su contribución al conocimiento abierto y las políticas educativas más comunes relacionadas con el fenómeno. Finalmente se señalan los nuevo horizontes y modelos de conocimiento basados en los REA. Este estudio pretende ofrecer un marco teórico y conceptual basado en referencias procedentes de literatura con factor de impacto. Dicho marco es complementado con citas de autores relevantes y representantes del fenómeno REA, ofreciendo un marco conceptual integral. la presente revisión ofrece una visión conceptual genérica y aplicada de los modelos de negocio entorno a los REA, su contribución al conocimiento abierto y su impacto en la sociedad actual. El presente artículo no es empírico por lo que los autores justifican sus afirmaciones sobre la literatura científica existente de alto impacto académico. Implicaciones prácticas: conocimiento del fenómeno de los REA, de su contribución social y de los modelos de negocio establecidos a su alrededor.

Keywords business model · conocimiento abierto · investigación · modelos de negocio · OER · Open Knowledge · pedagogía · pedagogy · REA · research

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