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Professors’ Mix of Open and Sharing Practices
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, Royal Roads University, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Kona, Hawaii, United States Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Researchers currently lack an understanding of the degree to which professors engage in open and sharing practices in different contexts. I help fill this gap in the literature by presenting a descriptive case study that illustrates the variety of open and sharing practices enacted by faculty members at a small North American university. Open practices and sharing enacted at this institution revolve around publishing manuscripts in open ways, participating on social media, creating and using open educational resources, and engaging with open teaching. Certain open practices are favored over others. Although faculty members often share scholarly materials online for free, they frequently do so without associated open licenses. These findings suggest that individual motivators may significantly affect the practice of openness, but that environmental factors and technological elements (e.g., YouTube’s default settings) may also shape open practices in unanticipated ways.

Citation

Veletsianos, G. (2015). Professors’ Mix of Open and Sharing Practices. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (p. 965). Kona, Hawaii, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 24, 2019 from .

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