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Rethinking openness for learning in open distance learning institutions
Akintolu, Morakinyo; Letseka, Moeketsi
The trends in open distance learning over the years and its evolution to higher education are interesting phenomena that continue to gain acceptance. While open distance learning serves as an intervening solution, ...
Posted July 11, 2024

An Introduction to Open Educational Resources and Their Implementation in Higher Education Worldwide
Atenas, Javiera; Ebner, Martin; Ehlers, Ulf-Daniel; Nascimbeni, Fabio; Schön, Sandra
The digitization of (higher) education has exposed copyright infringement issues, as the unauthorized use of copyrighted materials has become more visible. This article explores the importance of open educational ...
Posted July 4, 2024

Utilizing open educational practices to support sustainable higher education in the United Arab Emirates
Adhya, Debolina Halder; Al Bastaki, Eesa M.; Suleymanova, Sara; Muhammad, Nasiruddeen; Purushothaman, Arunprasad
The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled higher education institutions (HEI) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and globally to shift to a new pedagogy that is sustainable and resilient to crises and disruptions. It ...
Posted June 28, 2024

Exploration in Hermeneutics of Dedicated OER Policies and Implications for Post-Secondary Institutions
Swettenham, Steve
This exploratory study, framed in an interpretivist paradigm and hermeneutic approach, examined a world-wide collection of 28 dedicated open educational resources (OER) policy documents published on the Internet from ...
Posted January 11, 2024

Pivoting Open? Pandemic Pedagogy and the Search for Openness in the Viral Learning Environment
Havemann, Leo; Roberts, Verena
This paper is based on the authors' experiences and reflections working in educational technology and design support roles in higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic. We retrace our lived experience from the ...
Posted January 5, 2024

Openness in Education as a Praxis: From Individual Testimonials to Collective Voices
Bozkurt, Aras; Gjelsvik, Torunn; Adam, Taskeen; Asino, Tutaleni I.; Atenas, Javiera; Bali, Maha; Blomgren, Constance; Bond, Melissa; Bonk, Curtis J.; Brown, Mark; Burgos, Daniel; Conrad, Dianne; Costello, Eamon; Cronin, Catherine; Czerniewicz, Laura; Deepwell, Maren; Deimann, Markus; DeWaard, Helen J.; Dousay, Tonia A.; Ebner, Martin; Farrow, Robert; Gil-Jaurena, Inés; Havemann, Leo; Inamorato, Andreia; Irvine, Valerie; Karunanayaka, Shironica P.; Kerres, Michael; Lambert, Sarah; Lee, Kyungmee; Makoe, Mpine; Marín, Victoria I.; Mikroyannidis, Alexander; Mishra, Sanjaya; Naidu, Som; Nascimbeni, Fabio; Nichols, Mark; Olcott, Don; Ossiannilsson, Ebba; Otto, Daniel; Padilla Rodriguez, Brenda Cecilia; Paskevicius, Michael; Roberts, Verena; Saleem, Tooba; Schuwer, Robert; Sharma, Ramesh C.; Stewart, Bonnie; Stracke, Christian M.; Tait, Alan; Tlili, Ahmed; Ubachs, George; Weidlich, Joshua; Weller, Martin; Xiao, Junhong; Zawacki-Richter, Olaf
Why is Openness in Education important, and why is it critically needed at this moment? As manifested in our guiding question, the significance of Openness in Education and its immediate necessity form the heart of this ...
Posted January 5, 2024

Gamification in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to Support Chinese Language Learning
Metwally, Ahmed Hosny Saleh; Wang, Yining
In recent years, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have a widespread and became one of the future trends to help people from different places to learn online and study courses in different majors. One of the most ...
Posted September 2, 2023

UNESCO Chairs/UNITWIN Networks Consultation Report Form
McGreal, Rory; Mackintosh, Wayne; Cox, Glenda
Higher education must become more responsive to the needs of local communities and lead in the formation of independent responsible citizens with the knowledge and skills needed for the 21st century workforce. To this ...
Posted May 30, 2022

Bridging the gap: Micro-credentials for development
McGreal, Rory; Mackintosh, Wayne; Cox, Glenda; Olcott Jr., Don
This paper describes current trends and issues in implementing micro-credentials. The Covid19 epidemic, combined with the increasing cost of higher education; employer concerns about graduate skills and competencies; ...
Posted May 30, 2022

Acceptance and Barriers of Open Educational Resources in the Context to Indian Higher Education
Datt, Gopal; Singh, Gagan
The purpose of this study is to highlight the role and awareness of and barriers to Open Educational Resources (OERs) in Indian higher education, specifically in the State of Uttarakhand. This study further investigates ...
Posted May 30, 2022