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Challenges of Open Educational Resources: A Comparative Study Between Shanghai Open University and the Open University of Tanzania

The study discusses the challenges of open educational resources and in doing so makes a comparative analysis between Shanghai Open University and the Open University of Tanzania. The study uses descriptive survey research design to examine the challenges of open educational researches and hence make a comparative analysis between Shanghai Open University and the open university of Tanzania. 

Open Educational Resources Initiative at the Open University of Tanzania: Challenges and Lessons Learned

This paper is one of the six series of studies that describes the process of designing and development of an OER based course titled "Academic Digital Fluency for 21st Century Lecturers" at the Open University of Tanzania. Through a descriptive research design approach, the study employed documentary analysis (particularly of the proceedings and records from the course development workshops and planning meetings) and review of

Early Experiences of the Course Conversion to OER Process at Open University of Tanzania

This presentation provides the staged processes and lessons learning in the early stages of course converstion to open educational resources (OER) at the University of Tanzania.

Accessibility of Open Educational Resources for Distance Education Learners: The Case of the Open University of Tanzania

This paper investigated the accessibility of Open Educational Resources at The Open University of Tanzania. Specifically, the study looked at staff and students’ level of awareness on the types of OER available at OUT Library, access and use trends of OER by academic staff and students, challenges faced in accessing OER and possible solutions. The study involved one hundred and twenty (120) students and eighty (80) academic staff who were randomly selected. Primary data for this study was collected through self-administered questionnaires.

The Best of Two Open Worlds at the National Open University of Nigeria

It will be wise for educational institutions, from primary to tertiary level, globally, to reflect on their position and profile with respect to the new concepts of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open Online

Courses (MOOCs). Responses will be diverse of course but the potential is so manifest that many institutions probably will consider the benefits to outweigh the barriers. The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

Dimensions of Open Research: Critical Reflections on Openness in the ROER4D Project

Open Research has the potential to advance the scientific process by improving the transparency, rigour, scope and reach of research, but choosing to experiment with Open Research carries with it a set of ideological,

legal, technical and operational considerations. Researchers, especially those in resource-constrained situations, may not be aware of the complex interrelations between these different domains of open practice,

Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs and Transformation

Open Educational Resources (OER) — teaching, learning and research materials that their owners make free for others to use, revise and share — offer a powerful means of expanding the reach and effectiveness of worldwide education. The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and UNESCO co-organised the World OER Congress in 2012 in Paris.

Open Washington Open Educational Resources Network: About Policy Video

Everyone talks about OER Policy, but what does it mean? What do OER policies look like in practice? How do they impact OER initiatives? How does our government and our world perceive Open policy? Is policy always necessary in OER implementation? SBCTC invites you on a journey, one where you will explore different paths,  each one reÄecting on these questions through interviews with experts in various areas of OER. These interviews are woven into a series of multimedia presentations on Open Education policy strategy, implementation, and vision.

University of Edinburgh Open Educational Resources Policy

This policy outlines the University’s position on Open Educational Resources (OERs) and provides guidelines for practice in learning and teaching.