OER: Six Perspectives on Global Misconceptions and Challenges

Dave Towey, Sorel Reisman, Henry Chan, Claudio Demartini, Edmundo Tovar, Tiziana Margaria

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are freely accessible materials for teaching, learning, and research that have been made available such that they can be freely used, modified, and shared. Prompted by the potential positive impact that OERs can have, a growing community of OER enthusiasts has been advocating for their adoption in higher education, and elsewhere. The growing demand for computer science education and training (especially in areas related to artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data) has led to speculation as to how OERs may be best leveraged to support such teaching and learning. The recent occasion of an international OER workshop at the 2019 IEEE Conference on Computers, Software and Applications (COMPSAC) allowed for six OER enthusiasts, all with extensive OER experience, to reflect on the status of OER adoption and understanding. These reflections, addressing misconceptions and challenges, form the basis for this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTALE 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Education
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728126654
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Event2019 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Education, TALE 2019 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 8 Apr 201911 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameTALE 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Education

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Education, TALE 2019
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityYogyakarta
Period8/04/1911/04/19

Keywords

  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Open Educational Resources (OERs); Computer Science (CS)
  • higher education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Media Technology
  • Education

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