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Publication . Article . 2014

Opening Teaching Landscapes: The Importance of Quality Assurance in the Delivery of Open Educational Resources

Javiera Atenas; Leo Havemann; Ernesto Priego;
Open Access
Published: 13 Feb 2014
Publisher: International Council for Open and Distance Education
Country: United Kingdom

Scholars are increasingly being asked to share teaching materials, publish in open access journals, network in social media, and reuse open educational resources (OER). The theoretical benefits of Open Educational Practices (OEP) have become understood in the academic community but thus far, the use of OER has not been rapidly adopted. We aim to understand the challenges academics face with in attempting to adopt OEP, and identify whether these are related to or stem from the functionalities afforded by current repositories of OER (ROER). By understanding what academics and experts consider good practices, we can develop guidelines for quality in the development of ROER. In this article we present the findings from a study surveying academics using OER and experts who develop and/or work with ROER. We conclude by suggesting a framework to enhance the development and quality of ROER.

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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Open education Higher education business.industry business Social media Publication Usability Open educational practices Computer science Engineering ethics Quality (business) media_common.quotation_subject media_common Open educational resources Knowledge management


Education; Open Educational Practices, Open Educational Resources; Repositories; Quality Assurance; Open Educational Practices, Academic Education;Educational Quality;Educational Technology;, LB, Z665, its, open educational practices, open educational resources, quality assurance, repositories, Special aspects of education, LC8-6691

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