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Open educational resources: Inquiring into author use and reuse
Petrides, Lisa · Nguyen, Lilly · Jimes, Cynthia · Karaglani, Anastasia

PublishedSeptember 2008
JournalInternational Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning
Volume 1, Issue 1/2, Pages 98-117

ABSTRACT
For teachers and learners, the proliferation of Open Educational Resources (OER) in combination with advances in information technologies has meant centralised access to materials and the possibility of creating, using, and reusing OER globally, collaboratively, and across multiple disciplines. Through an examination of a community of author users of the OER portal Connexions, this article explores individual and group authorship, OER use and reuse and the factors contributing to and hindering these practices. As such, the paper sheds light on how OER can be sustained and continuously improved, with an emphasis on the use and reuse of dynamic, relevant, and high quality materials over time.

Keywords CNX · collaboration · connexions · content creation · interviews · log file analysis · mixed method study · Open Educational Resources · peer production · reuse · sustainability

Languageeng
ISSN1753-5263
RightsCopyright © 2004 - 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Limited. All rights reserved.
DOI10.1504/IJTEL.2008.020233
URLhttp://www.iskme.org/content/open-educational-resources-inquiring-author-use-and-reuse-0
Other informationIJTEL
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