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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

May 09, 2013 Volume 14, Number 2

Editors

Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. Moving to open educational resources at Athabasca University: A case study

    Cindy Ives & Mary Pringle

    Since the birth of the World Wide Web, educators have been exchanging ideas and sharing resources online. They are all aware of the turmoil in higher education created by freely available content, ... More

    pp. 1-13

  2. Open education resources and mobile technology to narrow the learning divide

    Mohamed Ally; Mohammed Samaka, Qatar University, Qatar

    As the world becomes more digitized, there will be an increasing need to make available learning resources in electronic format for access by information and communication technologies. The... More

    pp. 14-27

  3. Mobile authoring of open educational resources as reusable learning objects

    Kinshuk & Ryan Jesse

    E-learning technologies have allowed authoring and playback of standardized reusable learning objects (RLO) for several years. Effective mobile learning requires similar functionality at both... More

    pp. 28-52

  4. Strategies for sustainable business models for open educational resources

    F.H.T de Langen

    For several years, the importance of continuous education has been stressed by several governmental and non-governmental institutions (Janssen & Schuwer, 2012; Marshall & Casserly, 2006).... More

    pp. 53-66

  5. Government support for open educational resources: Policy, funding, and strategies

    Paul Stacey

    Foundations like Hewlett, Mellon, and Gates provided start-up funding and support that nurtured the field of open educational resources (OER) from infancy to a robust early adolescence... More

    pp. 67-80

  6. Open access scholarly publications as OER

    Terry Anderson

    This article presents the rationale, common practices, challenges, and some personal anecdotes from a journal editor on the production, use, and re-use of peer-reviewed, scholarly articles as open ... More

    pp. 81-95

  7. The logic of national policies and strategies for open educational resources

    Fred Mulder

    In its first decade (2001-2010) the OER movement has been carried by numerous relevant and successful projects around the globe. These were sometimes large-scale but more often not, and they were... More

    pp. 96-105

  8. Exploration of open educational resources in non-English speaking communities

    Cristobal Cobo

    Over the last decade, open educational resources (OER) initiatives have created new possibilities for knowledge-sharing practices. This research examines how, where, and when OER are attracting... More

    pp. 106-128

  9. Visualization mapping approaches for developing and understanding OER

    Teresa Connolly

    Open educational resources (OER) can be described in numerous ways (Creative Commons, 2012). In this visualization based context, however, OER can be defined as…teaching, learning and research... More

    pp. 129-155