The OER Knowledge Cloud makes use of cookies. By continuing, you consent to this use. More information.
Impact of OpenCourseWare publication on higher education participation and student recruitment
Carson, Stephen · Kanchanaraksa, Sukon · Gooding, Ira · Mulder, Fred · Schuwer, Robert

Published2012
JournalIRRODL: The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
Volume 13, Issue 4

ABSTRACT
The free and open publication of course materials (OpenCourseWare or OCW) was initially undertaken by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other universities primarily to share educational resources among educators (Abelson, 2007). OCW, however, and more in general open educational resources (OER), have also provided well-documented opportunities for all learners, including the so-called “informal learners” and “independent learners” (Carson, 2005; Mulder, 2006, p. 35). Universities have also increasingly documented clear benefits for specific target groups such as secondary education students and lifelong learners seeking to enter formal postsecondary education programs.

In addition to benefitting learners, OCW publication has benefitted the publishing institutions themselves by providing recruiting advantages. Finally enrollment figures from some institutions indicate that even in the case of the free and open publication of materials from online programs, OCW does not negatively affect enrollment. This paper reviews evaluation conducted at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), and Open Universiteit Nederland (OUNL) concerning OCW effects on higher education participation and student recruitment.

Keywords distance education · distance universities · e-learning · higher education · online learning · open learning · open universities

ISSN1492-3831
RefereedYes
Rightsby/3.0
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/10515/sy57m04g0
Export optionsBibTex · EndNote · Tagged XML · Google Scholar


Viewed by 11 distinct readers




CLOUD COMMUNITY REVIEWS

The evaluations below represent the judgements of our readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Cloud editors.

Click a star to be the first to rate this document


POST A COMMENT
SIMILAR RECORDS

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health OpenCourseWare
Kanchanaraksa, Sukon; Gooding, Ira; Klaas, Brian; Yager, James
The need for public health knowledge is ever increasing, but the educational options have been limited to coursework delivered by academics to individuals who can afford the cost of tuition at public health ...
Match: Kanchanaraksa, Sukon; Gooding, Ira; opencourseware

Trend report: Open Educational Resources 2012
Jacobi, Ria; van der Woert, Nicolai; Arnoldus, Martijn; Bijsterveld, Cora; et al.
This report describes the trends in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the field of Open Educational Resources. It comprises twelve articles by Dutch experts in the field of OER in higher education. It also contains ...
Match: Mulder, Fred; Schuwer, Robert

Trend report: Open Educational Resources 2013
Gorissen, Pierre; Didderen, Wim; Sloep, Peter; Schuwer, Robert; et al.
The Trend Report: Open Educational Resources 2013 describes trends in open educational resources (OER) and open education in the Netherlands and elsewhere, from the perspective of Dutch higher education. It comprises ...
Match: Mulder, Fred; Schuwer, Robert; higher education

Beyond the pioneering phase: Moving towards the adoption of open education
Schuwer, Robert; Wild, Ulrike; Baas, Marjon; van Hees, Janina; et al.
MIT launched the global Open Educational Resources (OER) movement in 2001. The movement gained a major impetus in 2012 following the emergence of MOOCs: free online courses, often offered by leading research ...
Match: Schuwer, Robert; higher education

The 2015 open and online education trend report: Perspectives on developments in Dutch higher education
Baas, Marjon; Buitendijk, Simone; van Elk, Lianne; Filius, Renée; et al.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Open Education Special Interest Group and SURFnet have prepared a trend report outlining the latest dynamic developments in the area of open content, open education and – as of ...
Match: Schuwer, Robert; online learning

Europe regional consultation for the 2nd World OER Congress
Grech, Alex; Kanwar, Asha S.; Banerjee, Indrajit; Makovec, Maja Brenčič; et al.
The Commonwealth of Learning is holding six Regional Consultations in the lead up to the 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress, which is scheduled to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 18 to 20 September ...
Match: Mulder, Fred; Schuwer, Robert

OpenER, a Dutch initiative in Open Educational Resources
Schuwer, Robert; Mulder, Fred
Over the period 2006–2008, the Dutch Open Universiteit Nederland conducted an experiment in which Open Educational Resources (OER) were offered in an effort to bridge the gap between informal and formal learning and ...
Match: Mulder, Fred; Schuwer, Robert

The unwalled garden: Growth of the OpenCourseWare consortium, 2001–2008
Carson, Stephen
This article traces the development of the OpenCourseWare movement, including the origin of the concept at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the implementation of the MIT OpenCourseWare project, and the ...
Match: Carson, Stephen; opencourseware

Research agenda
Schuwer, Robert; Baas, Marjon; van Hees, Janina; Jacobi, Ria; et al.
To gain an overview of subjects that are currently on the research agenda, an analysis has been conducted on papers, presentations and abstracts presented at a variety of major conferences on open and online education. ...
Match: Schuwer, Robert

Connecting various forms of openness: Seeking a stronger value proposition
van der Woert, Nicolai; Schuwer, Robert; Ouwehand, Martijn; Baas, Marjon; et al.
In addition to open education, open access, open source software and open innovation, the open movement has also developed other varieties of ‘openness’. Although many types of ‘openness’ exist, they are all ...
Match: Schuwer, Robert