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22 janvier 2018

Open Science: EUA discusses ‘big deals’, research data management and sets priorities for 2018

The EUA High-Level Group on ‘big deals’ with scientific publishers and the Expert Group on Science 2.0/Open Science met in Brussels on 10-12 January 2018 to discuss negotiations with publishers, research data management and open data. The groups also agreed on priorities for 2018. More...

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17 janvier 2018

Our Open University has become a daydream

The Guardian homeCritical thinking and critical speaking are indeed being stifled in the faculties. For some years now the vice-chancellor’s executive has implemented disastrous strategies (centralisation, closure of regional centres, putting so much online in administration and teaching, and drastically reducing tutorial support for students). More...

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16 janvier 2018

Assessing the Savings from Open Educational Resources on Student Academic Goals

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningOur study found that most students considered OER to be as good or better in terms of quality and engagement as traditional texts, while also allowing them to put saved funds toward their educational pursuits.  As rising costs in higher education affect current and potential students, faculty and students are looking for ways to cut costs where possible.  Open educational resources (OER) are a viable option to replace expensive traditional textbooks without sacrificing quality. More...

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Faculty Perception of Openness and Attitude to Open Sharing at the Indian National Open University

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn the past decade, the educational scenario world over has significantly been impacted by open access and open education movements. The philosophy of openness and sharing forms the cornerstone of the open education movement. The distance education approaches, together with open educational resources (OER) and massive open online courses (MOOCs), are being used to serve the increasing educational needs of diverse communities. More...

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Striving Toward Openness: But What Do We Really Mean?

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe global open education movement is striving toward openness as a feature of academic policy and practice, but evidence shows that these ambitions are far from mainstream, and levels of awareness in institutions is often disappointingly low. Those advocating for open education are seeking to widen engagement, but how targeted and persuasive are their messages? The aim of this research is to explore the voices often unheard, those of the teachers and professional service staff with whom we are engaging. More...

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The Role of OER in Supporting the Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education Challenges and Opportunities

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningOpen Educational Resources (OER) and their offspring, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), are becoming important factors in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education (SDG4). This was recognised early on by UNESCO in 2004 when they first coined the term "Open Educational Resources" and in 2012 with the OER Paris Declaration. UNESCO is continuing its support of OER with the 2nd OER Summit in September 2017. There is recognition that OER and MOOCs, while not being the solution to the world's educational crises, will play an important, if not essential, role. More...

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IRRODL - Vol 18, No 7 (2017)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningTable of Contents


Editorial - Volume 18, Issue 7
Rory McGreal

Research Articles

Greig Krull, Josep M. Duart
Ruth Aluko
Hulya Avci, Tufan Adiguzel
Levent Cetinkaya
Vivien Rolfe
Santosh Panda, Sujata Santosh
Folashade Afolabi
Tarah K. Ikahihifo, Kristian J. Spring, Jane Rosecrans, Josh Watson
Inés Gil-Jaurena, Javier Callejo-Gallego, Yolanda Agudo
Tian Luo, Alexander Murray, Helen Crompton
Karel Kreijns, Marjan Vermeulen, Hans van Buuren, Frederik Van Acker
Dianne Forbes
Hanna Teräs, Ümit Kartoğlu
Marshall P. Thomas, Selen Türkay, Michael Parker
Mik Fanguy, Jamie Costley, Matthew Baldwin
Emilio Ferreiro Lago, Sara Osuna Acedo

Field Notes

Special Report on the Role of Open Educational Resources in Supporting the Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education Challenges and Opportunities
Rory McGreal

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OpenStax grows in popularity, but overall awareness of OER remains low Blog. Higher ed faculty are increasingly turning to OpenStax for low-cost, openly licensed printed and digital materials for their students.  The rate of college faculty using and assigning open educational resources (OER) through OpenStax currently rivals that of most commercial textbooks, according to a new report on the advantages and pitfalls of OER in higher education. More...

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As Campuses Move to Embrace OER, College Libraries Become Key Players Blog. Textbook publishers typically deploy sales reps to campuses to convince professors to adopt their titles. But who makes the pitch for free or low-cost alternatives to textbooks known as OER, or open educational resources? Increasingly, the answer is the campus library. More...

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13 janvier 2018

Free OpenCon online Conference 25 January focus #K12 and #OER highlights #education #online

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. The best way to start the year is by promoting Openness either in education, development or academic work. Yes, it is all happening in January, so join or read up, which ever you prefer. Or simply keep informed with the @Open_Con twitter account. More...

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