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OERs: new media on the learning landscape


Bossu, C and Tynan, B, OERs: new media on the learning landscape, On the Horizon, 19, (4) pp. 259-267. ISSN 1074-8121 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1108/10748121111179385


Purpose: The main aims of this viewpoint essay are to raise awareness and to provoke discussion regarding important issues surrounding open educational resources (OERs) as a new media for learning.

Design/methodology/approach: The issues discussed are based on the authors' critical analysis of a select review of the body of knowledge available.

Findings: The discussions here led to the conclusion that, despite the challenges brought by this recent movement, OER resources are here to stay. They have the potential, among other things, to further incorporate Web 2.0 applications in learning environments and to bridge the gap between non‐formal, informal and formal education.

Originality/value: The reflections of the challenges and benefits of OERs presented here can assist government bodies, educational institutions, decision makers and educators in general whether they are considering adopting this movement or not.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:open educational resources, open content, education, resources
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Education systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Bossu, C (Dr Carina Bossu)
ID Code:94581
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2014-09-11
Last Modified:2014-09-15

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