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Open educational practices for curriculum enhancement

Armellini, A. and Nie, M. (2013) Open educational practices for curriculum enhancement. Research into Higher Education Abstracts. 47(1), p. 20. 0034-5326.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: Open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) are relatively new areas in educational research. How OER and OEP can help practitioners enhance curricula is one of a number of under-researched topics. This article aims to enable practitioners to identify and implement appropriate open practices to enhance higher education curricula. To that aim, we put for- ward a framework of four open educational practices based on patterns of OER reuse (‘as is’ or adapted), mapped against the processes of curriculum design and delivery. The framework was developed from the in-depth analysis of 20 cases of higher education practitioners, which revealed patterns of OER reuse across disciplines, institutions and needs. For each open practice we offer evi- dence, examples and ideas for application by practitioners. We also put forward recommendations for institutional policies on OER and OEP.
Additional Information: The SRHE published an interesting compendium of abstracts, which includes ours. Our full article appeared in Open Learning and has been included in NECTAR as such ( However, this new SRHE publication is of particular interest and merits inclusion as a separate item.
Uncontrolled Keywords: OER, openness, Open Educational Resources, curriculum design, open practices
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education > LB2395.7 Internet in higher education. Web-based instruction. Educational technology
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education > LC5800 Distance education
Creators: Armellini, Alejandro and Nie, Ming
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Business and Industry
Education, Training and Skills
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
Research Institutes > Institute of Learning & Teaching
Date: 2013
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: p. 20
Journal or Publication Title: Research into Higher Education Abstracts
Volume: 47
Number: 1
Language: English
ISSN: 0034-5326
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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