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Infographic: Awareness of OER and OEP in Colleges in Scotland


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The Open Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS) Project conducted a survey to find out about the level of awareness of open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) among college staff in Scotland. In total 236 valid responses were collected in a seven-week period from February 1st, 2016 to March 20th, 2016. This infographic highlights some of the findings. If you are interested in reading the full interim report, please visit

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Infographic: Awareness of OER and OEP in Colleges in Scotland

  1. 1. Awareness of open educational resources in Colleges in Scotland How aware are you of open educational resources (OER)? from an online survey of 236 educators in 16 colleges, conducted March 2016 How aware are you of...? I am not aware of OER I have heard of OER but don't know much about them I am aware of OER Public DomainCopyright Creative Commons 30.9% 37.3% 18% 13.7% 52.1% 38.6% 6.8% 2.5% 15.2% 22.9% 21.6% 40.3% When selecting teaching resources, how important are these factors? Do you share your teaching materials? Through institution's VLE Via email In person Publicly online I don't share 69.1% 56.4% 61.4% 9.3% 1.1% "Engaging for learners" "Very handy if they are linked to SQA objectives and relevant standards for certain levels" "I only share materials I have produced myself" "Despite requests for feedback on development on what I've shared, very few responses received" Which types of OER have you used? Are you aware of OER used by students? Yes No Do you encourage students to use OER? Yes No "They have not yet used any so far but I will look it up and see what and how we can use it to improve their learning" For which purposes have you used OER? Which of these do you consider a barrier to the adoption of OER? Full report available at "Time for training is limited. Sourcing is time consuming and can feel overwhelming"