Open Educational Resources in the Commonwealth 2016
This study was conducted as part of the OER for Skills Development project of COL, supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The objective of the study was to collect baseline data from Commonwealth institutions with respect to the development, use and reuse of OER; the availability of support; and challenges faced in fostering the use of OER. Six research questions were formed, after reviewing previous studies, to analyse the status of OER in the Commonwealth, based on four recommendations of the 2012 Paris OER Declaration.
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Phalachandra, Bhandigadi; Menon, Mohan (2013-11)The paper discusses the processes adopted in developing an OER integrated five credit Post Graduate course: ICT in Education, and also the strategy followed at the University for the delivery of the course to distance ...
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Abeywardena, Ishan S; Tham, Choy Y; Chan, Chee S; Balaji, Venkataraman (Asian Association of Open Universities, 2012)The Open Educational Resources (OER) movement has gained momentum in the past few years. With this new drive towards making knowledge open and accessible, a large number of OER repositories have been established and made ...
Menon, Mohandas; Bhat, Vasant D; Mathew, Rama; Phalachandra, Bhandigadi (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)Creation of large number of Open Educational Resources (OERs) and adoption and integration of such resources for classroom teaching and creation of new learning materials are expected to impact on creation of quality ...
Effectiveness of a Capacity Building Intervention for OER Search and Integration for Course Materials Development Phalachandra, Bhandigadi; Menon, Mohandas; Emmanuel, Jasmine S; Kee, Ch’ng L (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)The Wawasan Open University has been one of the pioneers in the adoption of open educational practices in its course development and delivery. It initiated deliberations within its governing bodies as well as academic ...