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Exploring initiatives for open educational practices at an Australian and a Brazilian University


Bossu, C and Meier, M, Exploring initiatives for open educational practices at an Australian and a Brazilian University, Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 1, (16) pp. 1-9. ISSN 1365-893X (2018) [Refereed Article]

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This paper explores some key developments in Open Educational Practices (OEP) in higher education in Australia and in Brazil. More specifically, it focuses on the analysis of two individual universities: the University of Tasmania, in Australia; and the Federal University of Parana, in Brazil. They are both public and mostly face-to-face universities trying to engage with OEP to enhance their blended learning offerings, and more generally learning and teaching. However, these institutions are distinctive in terms of their student numbers, their blended learning approaches, their role within their own communities, and their OEP strategies and initiatives. We will present some of the key policies and strategies adopted by these universities to support OEP, as well as the impact and the opportunities at present. The discussion in this paper will then attempt to make some recommendations for future directions of OEP adoption not only in these two countries, but also elsewhere.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:open educational practices, open policies, OEP, OEP Australia, OEP Brazil, OEP Brazil and Australia
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Comparative and cross-cultural education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Bossu, C (Dr Carina Bossu)
ID Code:151368
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2022-07-28
Last Modified:2022-07-28

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