Effect of open educational resources

Effect of Digitised Educational Efforts on students towards their academic performance…

Open Education Resources can be very useful for learners
Learners can get best material by best teachers
Teacher can reach students who otherwise cannot reach best teachers
Teachers efforts can be utilized by thousands of studentd


I agree with the 100%. We should also remember that in terms of scientific development, more people can give us suggestions, ideas and impulses that otherwise would never have been heard, for lack of access to education.

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Open educational resources are a valuable source of knowledge. They have made teaching and learning easy for all; teachers and students. Teachers can use relevant materials to strengthen their curriculum, adapt learning materials and get useful assessment activities. Likewise students especially at higher education can access OER to support learning materials they have. They have made information readily available for lifelong learning.

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OERs should be easily available to students and they should be aware about them. It will help students to get best material to update their knowledge and skills.
Teachers can modify some of the OERs over time and add case studies even.


Open Education Handbook_What is open education_ - Wikibooks, open books for an open world.pdf (69.8 KB)

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Students are not aware about Open educational resources, on college level if we make compulsory to complete one or two courses through moocs or any other platforms then students will be aware about other courses also

True in some cases but even if they are aware off few do not want to go through MOOCS. But platform like course era, MIT, Standford are popular than SWAYAM

The time has come for all to know (teachers and students) about OERs and utilize them effectively to support the learning and teaching process. The advantage of the OER s is that they are quality assured and open to be used by all.

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Can we say that OER saved money?

Wonderful points have been made here already, excellent for a good ‘Compendium on OER for Inclusive and Enhanced Learning’. Additional interesting insights are in this 8-page resource by the University of New South Wales Australia which recently taught me a course - Learning to Teach Online - through Coursera:

Online resources integration into teaching.pdf (1008.0 KB)

Regarding the question by @pd967305

bullet point 5 on page 3 (on The Advantages of OER) is superb.

What do you consider when selecting OERs?

Thank you for sharing this.

Thank you for sharing this.

Open Education Resources are available to all to use on Digital Platform. The challenge is connecting the Teachers to the right tool.
Addressing the Attitude of Teachers to use OER and create awareness on Best Practice .

For the user yes, but the creation of OER still requires the use of money and resources. This usually is absorbed by funding agencies or institutions.

:+1: and to contribute to. Wouldn’t you want us to also add value to other people’s lives and partake of the joy in sharing?

Quite right. I think we can do this by organizing seminars/workshops for other colleagues with colleagues who know and use. Open Education Week can be a golden opportunity for all that. Do we agree?

While I wholly agree that our institutions and donor organizations should fund our production of OERs, they don’t always do so. It’s still possible, fun and satisfying for an educator or instructional materials specialist to create and share at own cost. You may be surprised that in many cases it doesn’t cost more than one’s time and the cost of Internet connection. Most of us already have our computers or other devices that we also need.
Can forming a group/club (which may involve some students) be helpful in this regard?

I did research on open educational resources and I found that students preferred those courses which are free to access than paid ones…

Institutional buy in is a huge barrier to OER in HEI. In many institutions, if there are no incentives outside of the personal social justice/ethical, then only a percentage of faculty will create, use, revise, etc. OER. Tenure and promotion must include OER and Open Textbooks to incentivize faculty to use their research dollars to create these resources. Likewise, the institution must create OER policy which includes clear Copyright and open licensing policy, including information sessions, workshops, and a point person on staff to assist faculty in using and creating these materials. When OER is left for faculty and staff to produce and manage off the side of their desks, it is less likely to flourish into a thriving culture. The pressure to publish and the status quo bias is a reality in HEI. Once these materials are accepted and promoted within the institution by the leaders of those institutions through policy, then more faculty will engage in creating alternative and traditional materials open to all.

OER offer huge opportunities as everyone has described.
But I wonder if there are any down sides to OER?
One I can think of is perhaps there will be less incentive for experts to produce materials if the market effectively disappears.

Some studies highlighted the following
The structuring content analysis (Mayring, 2004) of the data demonstrates that the educators’ views on advantages and disadvantages of open educational resources (OER) have similarities. The respondents outlined the advantages of open educational resources (OER) such as re-use of open educational resources (OER), use of open educational resources (OER) at any time and use of open educational resources (OER) at any location where the Internet is available. The respondents identified such disadvantages of open educational resources (OER) as technical difficulties to reach OER due to limitations of open educational resources (OER) access, Internet access and computer access; limited open educational resources (OER) interpretation, open educational resources (OER) availability in a native language as well as quality of open educational resources (OER). Summarizing content analysis (Mayring, 2004) of the data reveals that the respondents’ views on open educational resources (OER) are homogeneous.2362-3413-1-PB.pdf (98.6 KB)