Pros and Cons of Big and Small OER

In terms of granularity as Wellers states in his study ‘The openness–creativity cycle in education’ (2012), The benefits of Small OER like blog posts, articles and presentations is that they are produced by a single individual and tend to be what it’s called ‘Friction less’ in design. This doesn’t make reference to a minimalist designContinue reading “Pros and Cons of Big and Small OER”

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Big and Small OER

In terms of granularity as Wellers states in his study ‘The openness–creativity cycle in education’ (2012), The benefits of Small OER like blog posts, articles and presentations is that they are produced by a single individual and tend to be what it’s called ‘Friction less’ in design. This doesn’t make reference to a minimalist designContinue reading “The Benefits and Drawbacks of Big and Small OER”

Three Key Issues in Open Educational Resources (OER)

Studies that have evaluated the impact of open educational resources (OER) have found that these type of resources, according to formal students and educators, supports students throughout their course, improve their satisfaction and scores. In other words, OER enhance the student learning experience. Nonetheless, students do not seem to put enough emphasis on OER despiteContinue reading “Three Key Issues in Open Educational Resources (OER)”

Are open access journals really free to researchers? – OU Online Conference Abstract

The conference on open access that I will be presenting will be mainly looking at how inclusive open access publishing models are. Open access journals will be measured by how freely accessible they are to researchers. To explain the difference between open access accessible and inaccessible journals, I will have to explain the various openContinue reading “Are open access journals really free to researchers? – OU Online Conference Abstract”

Open Access Riddles: An Impression of the Open Access Scene

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash As a result of a study that I have started for an Open University module, I have come to realised the huge misunderstanding around the open access publishing options that exist. Formarly, there are three options and to this should be added the alternative ways to self-publish or archiveContinue reading “Open Access Riddles: An Impression of the Open Access Scene”

Online and Distance Education. A FutureLearn Mooc.

 Online and Distance Education is a postgraduate FutureLearn Mooc that can be studied on its own or as part of the Open University’s Masters in Online and Distance Learning. This Open University module was for the first time run on the FutureLearn platform and simultaneously as an independent Mooc on February 2019. The course isContinue reading “Online and Distance Education. A FutureLearn Mooc.”

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