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A Review of PhD Research into Open Education

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Presentation given at ICDE's World Conference on Online Learning in Toronto, October 16-19, 2017.

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A Review of PhD Research into Open Education

  1. 1. A Review of PhD Research into Open Education Beatriz de los Arcos, The Open University, UK @GOGN_OER
  2. 2. Global OER Graduate Network Photo CC BY 2.0, Mike Beauregard https://flic.kr/p/eVKoh5
  3. 3. 58 PhD researchers + 11 alumni in 17 countries
  4. 4. To raise the profile of research into open education To support those conducting PhD research in this area To develop openness as a process of research Aims
  5. 5. PhotosCCBY2.0GO-GNhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/go-gn/
  6. 6. Categories (1) Project case study – on findings of a particular case study, or implementation of a project. Technical – focus on the technical specification of a particular project i.e. an OER repository. OER as subject – focus on OER field itself, nature of openness, direction for OER, suggestions for adoption, etc. Research with impact data – evaluation of the impact of OER implementation, using educational research methodology such as control groups, pre and post test, etc. Policy - on existing OER policies, the need for policy or standardized approaches, national frameworks, etc. Martin Weller, Different Aspects of the Emerging OER Discipline http://www.slideshare.net/mweller/emerging-oer-discipline
  7. 7. Categories (2) Practitioner – use of OER by practitioners in a particular context, i.e. teachers or librarians. OER in developing nations – use of OER in the context of developing nations i.e. TESSA. MOOCs – an emerging field of its own, or MOOCs interpreted as OER and reclassified under other categories. Pedagogy – on the possible impact of OER on pedagogy, or as a vehicle for change in teaching practice. Open data/practice/access – an intersection with other aspects of open practice that have varying degrees of relevance to the OER community. Martin Weller, Different Aspects of the Emerging OER Discipline http://www.slideshare.net/mweller/emerging-oer-discipline
  8. 8. Photo:CCBY-NC-ND2.0Doranhttps://flic.kr/p/aykCu1 bit.ly/GOGNMembers hip go-gn.net
  9. 9. b.de-los-arcos@open.ac.uk @celTatis go-gn.net @GOGN_OER

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