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The OER mix in higher education: purpose, process, product, and policy

Nikoi, S. and Armellini, A. (2012) The OER mix in higher education: purpose, process, product, and policy. Distance Education. 33(2), pp. 165-184. 0158-7919.

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Abstract: Success in open educational resources (OER) has been reported by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA and the Open University in the UK, among others. It is unclear, however, how valuable OER are in learning and teaching. Approaches to OER policy and sustainability are just two other key aspects that remain unresolved across the sector. Based on the findings from the Open, Transferable, Technology-enabled Educational Resources (OTTER) project at the University of Leicester, UK, we introduce the OER mix framework: purpose, processes, product, and policy. We argue that different mixes of the four Ps can generate different approaches to OER. We discuss the relevance of the framework and its importance for social inclusion and widening access to higher education. We also discuss the implications of the OER mix for the openness agenda. Institutions may find value in adapting and applying the framework. We invite colleagues to critique it and report back
Uncontrolled Keywords: open educational resources, purpose, process, product, policy, social inclusion
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1028.43 Computers in education. Web-based instruction. Educational technology
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education > LC5800 Distance education
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC65 Social aspects of education
Creators: Nikoi, Samuel and Armellini, Alejandro
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Education, Training and Skills
ICT
Social Issues
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities
Date: 2012
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 165-184
Journal or Publication Title: Distance Education
Volume: 33
Number: 2
Language: English
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2012.697439
ISSN: 0158-7919
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/5104

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