Enhancing the experience of online users of open education

Safa'A AbuJarour, Markus Bick, Jan Pawlowski, Airina Volungeviciene, Elena Trepule, Migle Bagucanskyte, Henri Pirkkalainen, Ulf Daniel Ehlers, Raimund Hudak, Constantin Makropoulos, Dimitra Pappa, Vassilis Pitsilis, Aristedes Vidalis, Anne Christin Tannhauser

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    Abstract

    The limited adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) has kicked off the launch of several projects to search for possible solutions. One of these projects is "Open Educational Ideas and Innovations" (OEI2). The goal of this project is to find alternatives for increasing the uptake of OER and facilitating the collaborative development of OER. To enhance the experience of the users of open education, we interviewed twelve educators and researchers from different higher education institutions across Europe focusing on gathering insights about idea sharing experiences. In this paper, we present our key findings based on these interviews and outline some recommendations for our next open educational platform. One of the main principles of our proposal is providing an end-to-end platform that supports educators right from the very beginning to the very end, instead of focusing on the content delivery only. An open education initiative starts with a preliminary idea whose owner shares with the other interested educators who in turn collaborate altogether to sharpen the idea and generate the content so that it becomes suitable for an open educational course.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2014 International Conference on Web and Open Access to Learning, ICWOAL 2014
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-5739-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2015
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WEB AND OPEN ACCESS TO LEARNING -
    Duration: 31 Oct 2016 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WEB AND OPEN ACCESS TO LEARNING
    Period31/10/16 → …

    Keywords

    • Collaboration
    • OER
    • Open Education
    • Open Educational Resources

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Education
    • Media Technology

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