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Andrews, Jane; Jones, Mark – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2015
The changing nature of teaching and learning in an age of accessible technologies provides challenges and opportunities for the design of learning events. Working with a sample of undergraduate students of education in one UK higher education institution we use an exploratory, qualitative approach to investigate students' spontaneous uses of their…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning, Informal Education
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Fiedler, Sebastian H.D. – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014
This article offers a critical reflection on the contemporary Open Educational Resource (OER) movement, its unquestioned investment in a collective "content fetish" and an educational "problem description" that focuses on issues of scarcity, access, and availability of quality materials. It also argues that OER proponents fail…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Hemmings-Buckler, Alison; Seal, Tim – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014
Arguably, the benefits of open educational resources (OER) are greatest in low- and middle-income countries, where they have the potential to increase access to learning for those who may otherwise be excluded. However, for OER to be truly useful to educators and learners they need to be adapted to suit the contexts in which they are to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Alquézar Sabadie, Jesús Maria; Castaño Muñoz, Jonatan; Puni, Yves; Redecker, Christine; Vuorikari, Riina – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014
The potential benefits of OER have led many European governments to implement policies supporting their creation and use. This chapter aims to put these OER policies in context, discussing their focus and scope and highlighting challenges and bottlenecks. On the basis of the analysis of the current state of the art, it is argued that one of main…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Pitt, Rebecca; Ebrahimi, Nassim; McAndrew, Patrick; Coughlan, Tim – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
Open courses have received a lot of attention in the last two years; however, the question of whether they serve learners has yet to be determined. This paper explores the challenges and potential in assessing the impact of open educational initiatives, particularly those that produce and share Open Educational Resources (OER). We use a…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Miyazoe, Terumi; Anderson, Terry – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
This theoretical paper attempts to clarify design issues that the field of education has encountered in the context of OER (Open Educational Resources), Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and increased emphasis on informal learning, as examined through the lens of the Interaction Equivalency Theorem. An overview of the core concepts of the…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Informal Education
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Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Coughlan, Tony – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
A core tenet of the open educational resources (OER) movement has long been that 'the world's knowledge is a public good' (Smith & Casserly, 2006, p.2) and should be available for everyone to use, reuse and share. However, this vision of openness and of the connection between OER and social justice, which McAndrew and Farrow…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Open Education
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Alvarez, Inma – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
During 2012, the Dance Department at the University of Surrey developed a set of Open Educational Resources with a Creative Commons license (Attribution, Non- Commercial, Share Alike) for dance studies as part of the JISC-funded project Contexts, Culture and Creativity: Enriching E-learning in Dance (CCC:EED) see…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Internet, Dance
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Pearce, Nick; Learmonth, Sarah – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
This paper details a case study of using Pinterest as an educational resource in an introductory anthropology course. Its use was evaluated through the data provided by the platform itself and focus groups. This evaluation found that Pinterest was a popular and useful tool for developing curated multimedia resources to support students' learning.…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Anthropology, Internet, Social Networks
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Qi, Mei; Boyle, Tom – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2010
Open educational resources (OERs) are designed to be globally reusable. Yet comparatively little attention has been given to the cultural issues. This paper addresses the issue of culturally sensitive factors that may influence the design of reusable learning objects. These influences are often subtle and hard to manage. The paper proposes a…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Educational Resources, Teaching Methods
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Lane, Andy – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2010
This paper argues that designing collections of "closed" educational resources (content and technologies) for use by specific student cohorts and collections of open educational resources for use by any "learner" require different design approaches. Learning design for formal courses has been a research topic for over 10 years…
Descriptors: Innovation, Instructional Design, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education
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Windle, Richard J.; Wharrad, Heather; McCormick, Damion; Laverty, Helen; Taylor, Michael – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2010
The open educational resource (OER) movement has the potential to have a truly transformative effect on higher education, but in order to do so it must move into the mainstream and facilitate widespread participation in the sharing or creating of resources and in their reuse. To help in this process, experience can be gained from projects and…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Multimedia Materials, Computer Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Brasher, Andrew; McAndrew, Patrick – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2009
This paper describes how digital talking books (DTBs) with embedded functionality for learners can be generated from content structured according to the OU OpenLearn schema. It includes examples showing how a software transformation developed from open source components can be used to remix OpenLearn content, and discusses issues concerning the…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Educational Resources, Costs, Web Sites
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Glotzbach, Ronald J.; Mohler, James L.; Radwan, Jaime E. – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2009
Today's post-secondary students are technologically savvy and they expect faculty to use myriad web technologies for course delivery. This includes taking advantage of email, course web sites, and online learning communities. However, expectations now also include RSS, blogs, web- and pod-casting, extending the classroom experience to provide…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Internet, Distance Education
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San Diego, Jonathan P.; McAndrew, Patrick – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2009
Two small studies, one an "eye-tracking" study and the other a "remote observation" study, have been conducted to investigate ways to identify two kinds of online learner interactions: users flicking through the web pages in "browsing" action, and users engaging with the content of a page in "learning"…
Descriptors: Observation, Flow Charts, Eye Movements, Use Studies
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