Harnessing OERs in Hong Kong Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

Tianchong Wang, Ricky Yuk Kwan Ng, Dave Towey

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Open Educational Resources (OERs) represent an opportunity to enhance quality access to education. However, OER adoption has not yet made as substantial an impact as might have been expected. This case study identifies strategies for effective OER adoption that can support quality access in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). We conducted a critical landscape review of existing activities, identifying 'what works' and 'what doesn't work', noting both enabling and hindering factors. A questionnaire, interviews, and focus groups with students, teachers and workplace mentors in the leading TVET institution in Hong Kong were then used to examine perceptions and reservations regarding OER usage. The findings suggest that OER adaptations with blended learning might be an effective approach to enable quality access in TVET. This may help build learning communities that enable stakeholders to co-develop and to use the OERs and also to share good practices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018
EditorsMark J.W. Lee, Sasha Nikolic, Gary K.W. Wong, Jun Shen, Montserrat Ros, Leon C. U. Lei, Neelakantam Venkatarayalu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1064-1068
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538665220
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2019
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018 - Wollongong, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20187 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityWollongong
Period4/12/187/12/18

Keywords

  • Open educational resources (OERs)
  • TVET
  • adoption strategies
  • quality access

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Harnessing OERs in Hong Kong Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this