Attitudes of Academic Staff towards    Open Educational Resources        at Tallinn University                         Muh...
Agenda•   Introduction•   Background of the Study•   Objectives•   Attitudes of Academics towards OER•   Conclusion12/11/2...
IntroductionOERs are defined as: “technology-enabled, open provision of educational  resources for consultation, use and a...
…introduction                                                            LLL                                              ...
Background of the Study• In educational institutions and universities, faculty  members/academics, as creators of OER, are...
Objectives• The level of contribution, expectations, attitudes and perceptions of  academics of Tallinn University towards...
Findings -1Attitudes of academic staff towards OER                        Familarity with concept of OER                  ...
Findings -2Attitudes of academic staff towards OER                     Experience of academics with OER                   ...
Findings -3Attitudes of academic staff towards OER                      Roles of academics with OER               39%     ...
Findings -4  Attitudes of academic staff towards OER             Type of materials published as OER by academics          ...
Findings -5  Attitudes of academic staff towards OER                   OER tools which academics use to create OER        ...
Findings -6  Attitudes of academic staff towards OER                          Most used OER contents                      ...
Findings -7  Attitudes of academic staff towards OER                        Reasons to publish works as OER               ...
Findings -8  Attitudes of academic staff towards OER             Problems/Challenges for creating OER             Problem/...
Findings -9  Attitudes of academic staff towards OER                    Authority to decide the quality of OER            ...
Findings -10  Attitudes of academic staff towards OER                Opinions about financial benefit in return for       ...
Findings -11  Attitudes of academic staff towards OER               Opinions about academic rewarding in return           ...
Findings -12  Demographic Information of participants                                        Age                         1...
Findings -13  Demographic Information of participants                                         Position                    ...
Findings -14  Demographic Information of participants                         Departments / Institutions12/11/2011        ...
Conclusions• Motivation and encouraging of academics is very important in order to  have a fruitful product and sustain th...
PRESENTATION NAME    Company Name                   http://www.flickr.com/photos/openmichigan/3288441714
Questions & Comments                                Muharrem Yılmaz                                  Erasmus Mundus Schola...
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Attitudes of academic staff towards open educational resources1

  1. 1. Attitudes of Academic Staff towards Open Educational Resources at Tallinn University Muharrem Yılmaz Erasmus Mundus Scholar International Master in Digital Library Learning Tallinn University, Institute of Information Studies, Tallinn, Estonia yilmaz.muharrem@gmail.com
  2. 2. Agenda• Introduction• Background of the Study• Objectives• Attitudes of Academics towards OER• Conclusion12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 2
  3. 3. IntroductionOERs are defined as: “technology-enabled, open provision of educational resources for consultation, use and adaptation by a community of users for non-commercial purposes” (UNESCO, 2002). Learning Content Tools Implementation resources http://www.flickr.com/photos/57361484@N05/563338458412/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 3
  4. 4. …introduction LLL necessary ‘open’ open and movement distance universities http://www.flickr.com/photos/wakingtiger/4097835586/12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 4
  5. 5. Background of the Study• In educational institutions and universities, faculty members/academics, as creators of OER, are in the center of the entire process. motivation and barriers12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 5
  6. 6. Objectives• The level of contribution, expectations, attitudes and perceptions of academics of Tallinn University towards OER How? For Why? whom? ‘academic’s point of view as a creator of OER’12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 6
  7. 7. Findings -1Attitudes of academic staff towards OER Familarity with concept of OER 22% 47% Familiar Partly amiliar 31% not familiar12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 7
  8. 8. Findings -2Attitudes of academic staff towards OER Experience of academics with OER 12% 31% 14% Average Poor 15% Good 28% Below average Excellent12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 8
  9. 9. Findings -3Attitudes of academic staff towards OER Roles of academics with OER 39% 35% Creator / Contributor Learner Both 26%12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 9
  10. 10. Findings -4 Attitudes of academic staff towards OER Type of materials published as OER by academics Material type Rate Material type Rate Lecture notes 22.66% Thesis or 11.72% dissertation Individual 13.28% Refereed article 7.81% curriculum units Open online 13.28% Book chapters 5.47% courses Articles 13.28% Digital textbooks 5.47%12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 10
  11. 11. Findings -5 Attitudes of academic staff towards OER OER tools which academics use to create OER Institutional based coursewares/softwares Public based 10% 4% 20% coursewares/softwares 15% Web pages 11% Social network 16% 24% Learning onject softwares Wikis Other12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 11
  12. 12. Findings -6 Attitudes of academic staff towards OER Most used OER contents 2% 2% 5% 16% Text based Graphic based 53% Video based 22% Audio based All Other12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 12
  13. 13. Findings -7 Attitudes of academic staff towards OER Reasons to publish works as OER Academic purpose 2% Promoting scientific 6% research and education 9% 28% Bringing down costs for 9% learner Altruistic 14% 18% Becoming independent of 15% publishers Reputation Obligatory / Policy Other12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 13
  14. 14. Findings -8 Attitudes of academic staff towards OER Problems/Challenges for creating OER Problem/Challenge Rate Problem/Challenge Rate Lack of time 32% Lack of budgetary 4% provision Lack of skills 12% Lack of understanding in 3% open education No reward system for 10% Lack of business model for 3% employees to devoting open content initiatives time and energy Lack of management 8% Poor quality of open 2% level support education No perceived value in 6% The usability of open 2% open education educational content Lack of hard-, software 5% Lack of product 2% innovation within organization Lack of pedagogical 5% Content not appropriate 1% innovation to our needs12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 14
  15. 15. Findings -9 Attitudes of academic staff towards OER Authority to decide the quality of OER Authority in the university 24% 33% Authority from the professional board at the national level 18% Authority from the 24% professional board at international level Other12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 15
  16. 16. Findings -10 Attitudes of academic staff towards OER Opinions about financial benefit in return for contribution to OER 3% 7% 7% Agree 51% Neutral 32% Strongly agree Disagree Strongly disagree12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 16
  17. 17. Findings -11 Attitudes of academic staff towards OER Opinions about academic rewarding in return for contribution to OER 5% 19% 50% Agree Neutral 26% Strongly agree Disagree12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 17
  18. 18. Findings -12 Demographic Information of participants Age 12% 12% 25-29 16% 21% 30-34 35-40 8% 41-44 6% 45-50 25% 50-60 Over 6012/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 18
  19. 19. Findings -13 Demographic Information of participants Position 6% 12% 42% Lecturer 14% Researcher Professor 36% Associate Professor Other12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 19
  20. 20. Findings -14 Demographic Information of participants Departments / Institutions12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 20
  21. 21. Conclusions• Motivation and encouraging of academics is very important in order to have a fruitful product and sustain the OER.• Introduce OER to academics• Give weight to reward mechanisms.• Inform the OER community about general feelings of creators12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 21
  22. 22. PRESENTATION NAME Company Name http://www.flickr.com/photos/openmichigan/3288441714
  23. 23. Questions & Comments Muharrem Yılmaz Erasmus Mundus Scholar International Master in Digital Library Learning Tallinn University, Institute of Information Studies, Tallinn, Estonia yilmaz.muharrem@gmail.com THANK YOU12/11/2011 Muharrem Yilmaz - EADTU 2011 23

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