06 avril 2016

OER Quality and Adaptation in K-12: Comparing Teacher Evaluations of Copyright-Restricted, Open, and Open/Adapted Textbooks

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningConducted in conjunction with an institute on open textbook adaptation, this study compares textbook evaluations from practicing K-12 classroom teachers (n = 30) on three different types of textbooks utilized in their contexts: copyright-restricted, open, and open/adapted. More...

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Evaluation Criteria for Interactive E-Books for Open and Distance Learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe aim of this mixed method study is to identify evaluation criteria for interactive e-books. To find answers for the research questions of the study, both quantitative and qualitative data were collected through a four-round Delphi study with a panel consisting of 30 experts. After that, a total of 20 interactive e-books were examined with heuristic inquiry methodology. More...

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In Search of Quality: Using Quality Matters to Analyze the Quality of Massive, Open, Online Courses (MOOCs)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe concept of the massive, open, online course (MOOC) is not new, but high-profile initiatives have moved MOOCs into the forefront of higher education news over the past few years. Members of institutions of higher education have mixed feelings about MOOCs, ranging from those who want to offer college credit for the successful completion of MOOCs to those who fear MOOCs are the end of the university as we know it. More...

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Effectiveness of Integrating MOOCs in Traditional Classrooms for Undergraduate Students

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe idea of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has attracted a lot of media attention in the last couple of years. MOOCs have been used mostly as stand-alone online courses without credits. However, some researchers, teachers, colleges, and universities have attempted to utilize MOOCs in blended format in traditional classroom settings. More...

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Examining Value Change in MOOCs in the Scope of Connectivism and Open Educational Resources Movement

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningMassive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) came to prominence with Open Educational Resources Movement (OERM). It was based upon the idea of libre in removal of some permission barriers and gratis in removing the price barrier (Suber, 2008) in learning resources. In line with the theoretical underpinnings of OERM, MOOCs embody primary characteristics of connectivist pedagogy which are autonomy, diversity, openness, and community participation. More...

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Public Response to “the MOOC Movement” in China: Examining the Time Series of Microblogging

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn China, microblogging is an extremely popular activity and is proving to be an effective mechanism to gauge perceptions about social phenomena. Between 2010 and 2015 Sina Weibo, China’s largest microblogging website, generated 95,015 postings from 62,074 users referencing the term massive open online courses (MOOCs), a method of online course delivery popularized in North America that has spread globally. More...

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Open Educational Resources in Canada 2015

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningCanada’s important areas of expertise in open educational resources (OER) are beginning to be built upon or replicated more broadly in all education and training sectors. This paper provides an overview of the state of the art in OER initiatives and open higher education in general in Canada, providing insights into what is happening nationally and provincially. More...

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Developing a Sustainable Financial Model in Higher Education for Open Educational Resources

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningFinancial issues regarding the sustainable production, dissemination, and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education are reviewed and proposed solutions critiqued. Use of OER produce demonstrable cost savings for students. Yet OER development continues to rely almost completely on government and philanthropic funding. More...

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IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning) - Vol 16, No 5 (2015)

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSpecial Issue: OER and MOOCs

Table of Contents

Editorial

Editorial: Volume 16, Number 5
Rory McGreal

Research Articles

David Annand
Min Yuan, Mimi Recker
Royce Kimmons
Aras BOZKURT, Mujgan BOZKAYA
Patrick Lowenthal, Charles Hodges
Maria Joseph Israel
HAYRIYE TUGBA OZTURK
Jingjing Zhang, Kirk Perris, Qinhua Zheng, Li Chen
Rory McGreal, Terry Anderson, Dianne Conrad

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Mainstreaming Open Textbooks: Educator Perspectives on the Impact of OpenStax College open textbooks

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThis paper presents the results of collaborative research between OpenStax College, who have published 16 open textbooks to date, and the OER Research Hub, a Hewlett funded open research project examining the impact of open educational resources (OER) on learning and teaching.  The paper focuses primarily on the results of two surveys that were conducted with educators during 2013 and 2014/2015. More...

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