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Highton, Melissa; Fresen, Jill; Wild, Joanna – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2011
Due to its stringent entry requirements, academic reputation and world ranking, Oxford University in the United Kingdom is perceived by some as being a closed, exclusive, and elitist institution. As learning technologists working in the institution, we have experienced an enthusiasm amongst academic colleagues for openness in publication and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Coughlan, Tony; Perryman, Leigh-Anne – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2011
This article explores the relationship between academic disciplines' representation in the United Kingdom Open University's (OU) OpenLearn open educational resources (OER) repository and in the OU's fee-paying curriculum. Becher's (1989) typology was used to subdivide the OpenLearn and OU fee-paying curriculum content into four disciplinary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education