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Open Praxis

May 13, 2016 Volume 8, Number 2

Editors

Inés Gil-Jaurena

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 10

  1. Open Praxis, volume 8 issue 2

    Various Gil-Jaurena, Universidad Nacional de Educacin a Distancia (UNED)

    pp. 75-183

  2. OER and Open Education. Introduction to selected papers

    Ins Gil-Jaurena, Universidad Nacional de Educacin a Distancia (UNED)

    This issue of Open Praxis compiles selected papers presented at the Open Education Consortium Global Conference, held in Krkow (Poland) on April 12-14, 2016. More

    pp. 77-79

  3. Dimensions of open research: critical reflections on openness in the ROER4D project

    Thomas King, Cheryl-Ann Hodgkinson-Williams, Michelle Willmers & Sukaina Walji, University of Cape Town

    Open Research has the potential to advance the scientific process by improving the transparency, rigour, scope and reach of research, but choosing to experiment with Open Research carries with it a... More

    pp. 81-91

  4. A Framework for the Ethics of Open Education

    Robert Farrow, Institute of Educational Technology The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

    What difference does openness make to the ethics of teaching and research? This paper approaches this question both from the perspective of research into the use of open educational resources (OER)... More

    pp. 93-109

  5. The Best of Two Open Worlds at the National Open University of Nigeria

    Jane-frances Agbu, National Open University of Nigeria; Fred Mulder & Fred de Vries, Open Universiteit; Vincent Tenebe, National Open University of Nigeria; Abel Caine, UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), New Delhi

    It will be wise for educational institutions, from primary to tertiary level, globally, to reflect on their position and profile with respect to the new concepts of Open Educational Resources (OER)... More

    pp. 111-121

  6. Creating Open Textbooks: A Unique Partnership Between Oregon State University Libraries and Press and Open Oregon State

    Faye Chadwell, Oregon State University 121 The Valley Library Corvallis, OR 97331-4501; Dianna Fisher, Oregon State University

    This article presents Oregon State University’s experience launching an innovative Open Textbook initiative in spring 2014. The partners, Open Oregon State and the Oregon State University Libraries... More

    pp. 123-130

  7. Atolls, Islands, and Archipelagos: The California OER Council and the New Landscape for Open Education in California

    Lawrence Hanley, San Francisco State University; Diego Bonilla, Sacramento State University

    California’s three public higher education systems (University of California, California State University, the California Community College System) enroll nearly 3 million undergraduate students... More

    pp. 131-142

  8. Ten years of open practice: a reflection on the impact of OpenLearn

    Patrina Law & Anne Jelfs, The Open University

    The Open University (OU) makes a proportion of all its taught modules available to the public via OpenLearn each year. This process involves the modification, of module excerpts, showcasing subject... More

    pp. 143-149

  9. Localizing OER in Afghanistan: Developing a Multilingual Digital Library for Afghan Teachers

    Lauryn Oates & Jamshid Hashimi, Darakht-e Danesh Library

    The Darakht-e Danesh (‘knowledge tree’) Online Library is the first open educational resource (OER) initiative in Afghanistan, established to enhance teacher subject-area knowledge, access and use ... More

    pp. 151-161

  10. Women’s empowerment through openness: OER, OEP and the Sustainable Development Goals

    Leigh-Anne Perryman & Beatriz de los Arcos, The Open University

    This paper explores the potential of open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) in helping achieve women’s empowerment in the developing world. Our evidence comprises the... More

    pp. 163-180