Are OER complementary or competitive with formal education? Some recent research findings
- In recent years research around open educational resources (OER) has tended to focus on resources’ use in the context of formal education. However, it is becoming clear that OER have the potential for significant impact outside the formal sector, with important implications for widening participation in education.
- The Open University’s Hewlett Foundation-funded project the OER Research Hub has recently been taking a close look at the impact of OER on informal learners – a scarcely-investigated area of OER research. To date, our research in this area has focused on the Bridge to Success project and on users of Open University open content provided through its OpenLearn platform, and through iTunes U and YouTube. This hour-long webinar will bring you the latest findings from this research, addressing issues such as the relationship between OER and formal education and the indicators that are important to people when selecting OER. There will be an opportunity for questions and for participants to share their own experiences and research in this area.
Presented by: Beck Pitt; Leigh-Anne Perryman and Patrina Law
Chaired by: Patrick McAndrew
September 25th , 2013 at 16:00 UTC
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Policies – The Cause or Effect of Open Education?
This webinar will examine the relationship between policy and practice in the world of open education. We will review important moments in the history of open education policy including the Paris and Cape Town declarations and the Budapest open access initiative, discussing the greater political recognition that is being given to OER. We will also look at existing research into the proliferation of policies supporting OER, focusing on a few illustrative cases at the local and national levels. The final part of the session will be given over to general discussion about policies which can support the development of OER at different levels of governance.
Presented by: Rob Farrow & Sara Frank Bristow
Chaired by: Martin J Weller
October 09th , 2013 at 16:00 UTC
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Are OER the answer? Possibilities and challenges for OER use in the Indian education system
Presented by: Leigh-Anne Perryman
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OER in a flipped classroom
The OER Research Hub Project, along with the Flipped Learning Network, conducted an online survey spring of 2013 looking at how flipped educators are using OER. This webinar will cover the survey results and share examples of how teachers are using OER in their classrooms.
Presented by: Beatriz de los Arcos and Kari Arfstrom
January 08th , 2014 at 21:00 UTC
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