Developing low-barrier courses using open textbooks: a University of Southern Queensland case study

Partridge, Helen and Stagg, Adrian and Power, Emma (2016) Developing low-barrier courses using open textbooks: a University of Southern Queensland case study. In: 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education: Show Me the Learning (ASCILITE 2016), 28-30 Nov 2016 , Adelaide, South Australia.

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Open Educational Resources (OER) have continued to gain significant global traction over the last decade, with research claiming the transformative power of these resources for broadening access and participation in Higher Education and driving new pedagogical approaches. In 2015,
the University of Southern Queensland funded four open textbook grants as a pilot project that aimed to not only provide students with free and open learning materials, but also purposefully support staff as open practitioners. As part of an institutional commitment to open education, this
project actively sought recommendations and strategies from the grant participants to mainstream the creation, use, and reuse of openly-licenced resources within holistic course design to support critical 21st century literacies. A community of inquiry model was used as the mechanism to
support a discovery approach to the creation of open materials and qualitative participant data was
gathered at key milestones during the grant through semi-structured interviews.

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Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2017 06:10
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Uncontrolled Keywords: open textbooks, open educational resources, open educational practice, 21st century literacies, case study, regional university
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified

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