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Examining the reuse of open textbooks
Hilton, John Levi · Wiley, David A. · Lutz, Neil

PublishedApril 2012
JournalThe International Review Of Research In Open And Distance Learning
Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 45-58
PublisherAthabasca University Press
Original PublicationThe International Review Of Research In Open And Distance Learning
CountryCanada

ABSTRACT
An important element of open educational resources (OER) is the permission to use the materials in new ways, including revising and remixing them. Prior research has shown that the revision and remix rates for OER are relatively low. In this study we examined the extent to which the openly licensed Flat World Knowledge textbooks were being revised and remixed. We found that the levels of revision and remix were similar to those of other OER collections. We discuss the possible significance and implication of these findings.

Keywords electronic textbooks · Flat World Knowledge · open access · Open Educational Resources · open textbooks · remix · reuse

Published atAthabasca
Languageen
ISSN1492-3831
RefereedYes
Rightsby/3.0
URLhttp://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1137/2130
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