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What's Educational about Open Educational Resources? Different Theoretical Lenses for Conceptualizing Learning with OER
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E-Learning and Digital Media Volume 10, Number 2, ISSN 2042-7530

Abstract

In the last decade, the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) has gained an undeniable momentum. However, it is an easy trap to confuse download and registration rates with actual learning and interest in the adoption and reuse of OER. If we focus solely on access, we cannot differentiate between processes of mere information foraging and deep sense-making activities. The article provides an overview of the OER movement, stressing emerging concerns surrounding the educational efficacy of OER and highlighting learning theories which aid our understanding of this growing domain. The authors discuss building-blocks for a theoretical framework that allows us to conceptualize the learner's part in open educational practices, also characterizing challenges of open learning and traits of successful open learners. (Contains 5 figures and 9 notes.)

Citation

Panke, S. & Seufert, T. (2013). What's Educational about Open Educational Resources? Different Theoretical Lenses for Conceptualizing Learning with OER. E-Learning and Digital Media, 10(2), 116-134. Retrieved December 13, 2019 from .

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