Open educational resource (OER) adoption in higher education: Challenges and strategies

Tianchong Wang, Dave Towey

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Abstract

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching learning, and research resources that have been made available such that they can be used, shared, and modified freely. They have already had a significant impact on Higher Education (HE), and have great potential for providing further positive transformation. However, OER adoption has not been universal, with several obstacles and barriers still hindering its wider influence. This paper examines the current situation of OERs, as reported in the literature, listing some of the challenges to their adoption, and discusses current and possible strategies and steps to alleviate the difficulties facing OER advocates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages317-319
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538609002
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2017 - Tai Po, Hong Kong
Duration: 12 Dec 201714 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2017
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2017
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityTai Po
Period12/12/1714/12/17

Keywords

  • Open Educational Resources (OERs)
  • barriers to change
  • higher education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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