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Prof. Rory McGreal from Athabasca University in Canada maintains the OER Knowledgecloud with publications about open education. The most recent additions are listed:

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  • Gamification: a new key for enhancing engagement in MOOCs on energy? January 20, 2021
    Gamification is an innovative educational strategy that uses elements of games for educational purposes, including the completion of appealing challenges to increase student levels of engagement and learning. The objective of this research is to assess the effects of gamification as a teaching method used in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about clean and […]
  • Use of Hybrid Classroom and Open Educational Resources: Experience gained from a university in Hong Kong January 20, 2021
    Hybrid classroom, which combines face-to-face and online learning, is becoming a popular way of delivering courses in higher education and a subject of growing interest in academic literature. At the same time, the ongoing development of digital educational resources and a trend of openness in systems and education gives open educational resources an increasingly important […]
  • Trends in MOOCs Research: Analysis of Educational Technology Journals January 20, 2021
    Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have received a great deal of interest from educational institutions and private enterprises. Hence, several empirical studies and reviews have been produced. They will be at the heart of the synthesis presented in this article, which reviews the research objects, the analytical frameworks mobilized and the methodologies adopted in the […]
  • Open Educational Resources in Canada 2020 January 15, 2021
    COVID 19 has had a wide impact on education internationally and specifically in Canada, with nearly all institutions now transitioning to online education, with many learning for the first time about Open Educational Resources (OER). Understanding what is happening with OER in the different regions of our country is one step in creating awareness and […]
  • Challenges and Opportunities for MOOCs in Indian Higher Education January 14, 2021
    This paper examines the role of Massive online open courses (MOOCs) in Indian higher education. MOOCs have a major role to play in increasing Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Higher Education. One of the biggest problems that Indian higher education is facing is lack of applicability for the industry. Most of the MOOCs offered are […]
  • Are Universities Ready to Recognize Open Online Learning? January 14, 2021
    Fast development of technologies, changing needs of digital learners and other aspects of the digital era have had a major impact on universities and their learning management procedures. Access to information online, possibilities of open online learning and need to manage one’s time lead to the changed profile of today’s students and their need to […]
  • Preliminary Report on the Draft Recommendation Concerning Open Educational Resources (OER) January 14, 2021
    1. This document is prepared further to 39C/Resolution 44 of the UNESCO General Conference, and a follow-up to ‘the Study on International Collaboration on Open Educational Resources (OER) (201 EX/Decision 9), which concluded that a Recommendation is best suited to further the development and expansion of OER in the interests of Member States achieving Sustainable […]
  • Return on Investment from an Open Online Course on Open Educational Resources January 13, 2021
    While it has been objectively authenticated that textbooks and associated assignments have for years significantly contributed to increasing student engagement and enhancing student academic performance (Darwin, 2011; Skinner & Howes, 2013), at the same time, the undisputed supremacy of textbooks as the main source of learning has in the recent past been challenged due to […]
  • Open is not forever: a study of vanished open access journals January 13, 2021
    The preservation of the scholarly record has been a point of concern since the beginning of knowledge production. With print publications, the responsibility rested primarily with librarians, but the shift towards digital publishing and, in particular, the introduction of open access (OA) have caused ambiguity and complexity. Consequently, the long-term accessibility of journals is not […]
  • Opening World Regional Geography: A Case Study January 13, 2021
    A growing body of research has demonstrated that open educational resources (OER) provide an opportunity for improvements in learning outcomes compared to traditional texts. This project builds on the Open Education Group’s COUP framework to explore student and faculty use and perceptions of an open education World Regional Geography textbook. World Regional Geography is a […]