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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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  • Exploration in Hermeneutics of Dedicated OER Policies and Implications for Post-Secondary Institutions January 11, 2024
    This exploratory study, framed in an interpretivist paradigm and hermeneutic approach, examined a world-wide collection of 28 dedicated open educational resources (OER) policy documents published on the Internet from post-secondary institutions. The guiding research question was how to understand OER in a dedicated OER policy corpus, that was answered through an interpretation of the policy […]
  • Pivoting Open? Pandemic Pedagogy and the Search for Openness in the Viral Learning Environment January 5, 2024
    This paper is based on the authors' experiences and reflections working in educational technology and design support roles in higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic. We retrace our lived experience from the beginning of the pandemic in the spring (from our vantage points in the UK and Canada) and the associated 'pivot online' enacted in […]
  • Openness in Education as a Praxis: From Individual Testimonials to Collective Voices January 5, 2024
    Why is Openness in Education important, and why is it critically needed at this moment? As manifested in our guiding question, the significance of Openness in Education and its immediate necessity form the heart of this collaborative editorial piece. This rather straightforward, yet nuanced query has sparked this collective endeavour by using individual testimonies, which […]
  • Gamification in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to Support Chinese Language Learning September 2, 2023
    In recent years, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have a widespread and became one of the future trends to help people from different places to learn online and study courses in different majors. One of the most interesting subjects on MOOCs platforms is Language Learning. The lack of motivation to complete the course after enroling, […]
  • UNESCO Chairs/UNITWIN Networks Consultation Report Form May 30, 2022
    Higher education must become more responsive to the needs of local communities and lead in the formation of independent responsible citizens with the knowledge and skills needed for the 21st century workforce. To this end higher education should be open to all, flexible, and multimodal to accommodate large numbers of students. This includes both universities […]
  • Bridging the gap: Micro-credentials for development May 30, 2022
    This paper describes current trends and issues in implementing micro-credentials. The Covid19 epidemic, combined with the increasing cost of higher education; employer concerns about graduate skills and competencies; increasing inequities in access; and student frustrations about lack of job opportunities have all been a catalyst for universities, colleges, independent credentialing agencies, and leaders of national […]
  • Acceptance and Barriers of Open Educational Resources in the Context to Indian Higher Education May 30, 2022
    The purpose of this study is to highlight the role and awareness of and barriers to Open Educational Resources (OERs) in Indian higher education, specifically in the State of Uttarakhand. This study further investigates the factors that hinder the progress of OER acceptance in the teaching and learning process of higher education and suggests ways […]
  • Learning Objects in the Educational Context: The Perspective of Teachers in the Azores May 30, 2022
    This paper seeks to identify the pedagogical resources used by kindergarten, primary and secondary teachers in Azores Islands. Additionally, an investigation will be made into how these resources are mobilized in teachers’ pedagogical practice, with the aim of understanding to what extent digital resources, particularly learning objects, are present in schools. For this purpose, a […]
  • Approaches to Monitor and Evaluate OER Policies in Higher Education - Tracing Developments in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland May 30, 2022
    The 2019 UNESCO recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER) encourages member states to monitor policies and mechanisms in OER across the world. In higher education, there are many initiatives and policies around OER. This contribution gives insights into the current situation concerning OER policy documents that are of national or institutional relevance for public higher […]