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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Sep 29, 2015 Volume 16, Number 5


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Developing a Sustainable Financial Model in Higher Education for Open Educational Resources

    David Annand, Athabasca University - Canada's Open University

    Financial issues regarding the sustainable production, dissemination, and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education are reviewed and proposed solutions critiqued. Use of OER... More

  2. In Search of Quality: Using Quality Matters to Analyze the Quality of Massive, Open, Online Courses (MOOCs)

    Patrick Lowenthal, Boise State University; Charles Hodges, Georgia Southern University

    The concept of the massive, open, online course (MOOC) is not new, but high-profile initiatives have moved MOOCs into the forefront of higher education news over the past few years. Members of... More

  3. Evaluation Criteria for Interactive E-Books for Open and Distance Learning

    Aras BOZKURT & Mujgan BOZKAYA, Anadolu University

    The aim of this mixed method study is to identify evaluation criteria for interactive e-books. To find answers for the research questions of the study, both quantitative and qualitative data were... More

  4. OER Quality and Adaptation in K-12: Comparing Teacher Evaluations of Copyright-Restricted, Open, and Open/Adapted Textbooks

    Royce Kimmons, Brigham Young University

    Conducted in conjunction with an institute on open textbook adaptation, this study compares textbook evaluations from practicing K-12 classroom teachers (n = 30) on three different types of... More

  5. Open Educational Resources in Canada 2015

    Rory McGreal, Athabasca University; Terry Anderson & Dianne Conrad, AU, Australia

    Canada’s important areas of expertise in open educational resources (OER) are beginning to be built upon or replicated more broadly in all education and training sectors. This paper provides an... More

  6. Effectiveness of Integrating MOOCs in Traditional Classrooms for Undergraduate Students

    Maria Israel, University of San Francisco

    The idea of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has attracted a lot of media attention in the last couple of years. MOOCs have been used mostly as stand-alone online courses without credits.... More

  7. Examining Value Change in MOOCs in the Scope of Connectivism and Open Educational Resources Movement

    HAYRIYE OZTURK, University of Ankara

    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) came to prominence with Open Educational Resources Movement (OERM). It was based upon the idea of libre in removal of some permission barriers and gratis in... More

  8. Not All Rubrics Are Equal: A Review of Rubrics for Evaluating the Quality of Open Educational Resources

    Min Yuan & Mimi Recker, Utah State University

    The rapid growth in Internet technologies has led to a proliferation in the number of Open Educational Resources (OER), making the evaluation of OER quality a pressing need. In response, a number... More

  9. Public Response to “the MOOC Movement” in China: Examining the Time Series of Microblogging

    Jingjing Zhang, Kirk Perris, Qinhua Zheng & Li Chen, Beijing Normal University

    In China, microblogging is an extremely popular activity and is proving to be an effective mechanism to gauge perceptions about social phenomena. Between 2010 and 2015 Sina Weibo, China’s largest... More