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Opening Teaching Landscapes: The Importance of Quality Assurance in the Delivery of Open Educational Resources

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Javiera Atenas ,

University College London, GB
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Leo Havemann,

Birkbeck, University of London, GB
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Ernesto Priego

City University London, GB
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Abstract

Scholars are increasingly being asked to share teaching materials, publish in open access journals, network in social media, and reuse open educational resources (OER). The theoretical benefits of Open Educational Practices (OEP) have become understood in the academic community but thus far, the use of OER has not been rapidly adopted. We aim to understand the challenges academics face with in attempting to adopt OEP, and identify whether these are related to or stem from the functionalities afforded by current repositories of OER (ROER). By understanding what academics and experts consider good practices, we can develop guidelines for quality in the development of ROER. In this article we present the findings from a study surveying academics using OER and experts who develop and/or work with ROER. We conclude by suggesting a framework to enhance the development and quality of ROER.

How to Cite: Atenas, J., Havemann, L., & Priego, E. (2014). Opening Teaching Landscapes: The Importance of Quality Assurance in the Delivery of Open Educational Resources. Open Praxis, 6(1), 29–43. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.6.1.81
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Published on 01 Jan 2014.
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