Open educational practices in higher education: institutional adoption and challenges

Murphy, Angela (2013) Open educational practices in higher education: institutional adoption and challenges. In: Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia Distance Education Summit (ODLAA 2013): Eeducation Across Space and Time: Meeting the Diverse Needs of the Distance Learner, 4-6 Feb 2013, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

Open Educational Resources are widely discussed in higher education circles and open education practices are being upheld as the second generation of OERs that have the potential to make education freely available to all students. This article presents results from a research study conducted with 110 representatives of higher education institutions around the world, of which 12 were official members of the OERu. The study was aimed at identifying the extent to which higher education institutions are currently implementing open policies and practices as well as explore the challenges faced by institutions when considering implementing open initiatives. Results from the study indicate that although higher education institutions are aware of and interested in open education resources and initiatives such as the OERu, there are a number of challenges that need to be overcome before they are sustainable and more widely adopted.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA) 2013. Best Paper award. This paper has been selected for inclusion in the 2013 Special Issue of Distance Education: Education Across Space and Time: Meeting the Diverse Needs of the Distance Learner
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2013 02:13
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 04:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: open educational resources; OERs; open educational practices; Open Educational Resource University (OERu)
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22931

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