Open educational resources students' perspectives in an international learning environment


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Open educational resources students' perspectives in an international learning environment

  1. 1. Open Educational Resources: Students’ Perspectives in an International Learning Environment<br />Muharrem Yılmaz<br />Erasmus Mundus Scholar<br />International Master in Digital Library Learning<br />Tallinn University, Institute of Information Studies, <br />Tallinn, Estonia<br /><br />ICDE 2011 - Bali, Indonesia<br />
  2. 2. Outline<br />Introduction<br />Background of the Study<br />Aim and Objectives<br />Findings<br />Conclusion <br />2<br />10/3/2011<br />Muharrem Yilmaz - ICDE 2011<br />
  3. 3. Introduction <br />10/3/2011<br />Muharrem Yilmaz - ICDE 2011<br />3<br />OER is: <br />Learning’s Future Solution<br /><ul><li>“digitized materials
  4. 4. offered freely and openly
  5. 5. for educators, students and self-learners
  6. 6. to use and reuse for teaching, learning and </li></ul> research” (OECD, 2007). <br />OER<br /><ul><li>“technology-enabled,
  7. 7. open provision of educational resources for consultation,
  8. 8. use and adaptation by a community of users for</li></ul> non-commercial purposes” (UNESCO, 2002)<br />
  9. 9. …introduction<br />4<br />OER<br />10/3/2011<br />Muharrem Yilmaz - ICDE 2011<br />
  10. 10. Background of the Study<br />One of the most important target groups of the OER is students<br />Open Educational Resources are created and elaborated for students in different learning environments.<br />Students need to have free access to the curriculum of the school.<br />10/3/2011<br />Muharrem Yilmaz - ICDE 2011<br />5<br />
  11. 11. Aim and Objectives<br />10/3/2011<br />6<br />Muharrem Yilmaz - ICDE 2011<br />International Master level students’ (DILL Students) knowledge, perceptions, experience of use and attitudes towards to Open Educational Resources (OER).<br />To create Open Educational Resources of high quality for best practices.<br />
  12. 12. Findings – 1International Students’ Perspectives Towards OER<br />10/3/2011<br />ICDE 2011, Bali, Indonesia<br />7<br />
  13. 13. 10/3/2011<br />Muharrem Yilmaz - ICDE 2011<br />8<br />Findings – 2International Students’ Perspectives Towards OER <br />
  14. 14. 10/3/2011<br />Muharrem Yilmaz - ICDE 2011<br />9<br />Findings – 3International Students’ Perspectives Towards OER <br />
  15. 15. Findings – 4International Students’ Perspectives Towards OER Most useful OER types for supporting student’s education<br />10/3/2011<br />Muharrem Yilmaz - ICDE 2011<br />10<br />
  16. 16. 10/3/2011<br />Muharrem Yilmaz - ICDE 2011<br />11<br />Findings – 5International Students’ Perspectives Towards OER <br />
  17. 17. 10/3/2011<br />Muharrem Yilmaz - ICDE 2011<br />12<br />Findings – 6International Students’ Perspectives towards OER <br />
  18. 18. 10/3/2011<br />Muharrem Yilmaz - ICDE 2011<br />13<br />Findings – 7International Students’ Perspectives Towards OER <br />
  19. 19. Findings – 8 International Students’ Perspectives towards OER <br />10/3/2011<br />Muharrem Yilmaz - ICDE 2011<br />14<br />Most relevant reasons to use the OER by students<br />
  20. 20. 10/3/2011<br />Muharrem Yilmaz - ICDE 2011<br />15<br />Findings – 9International Students’ Perspectives towards OER <br />Main disadvantages of Open Educational Resources according to participants<br />
  21. 21. 10/3/2011<br />Muharrem Yilmaz - ICDE 2011<br />16<br />Findings – 10International Students’ Perspectives towards OER <br />
  22. 22. Conclusion<br />10/3/2011<br />Muharrem Yilmaz - ICDE 2011<br />17<br />Master degree students are familiar with OER<br />Students have awareness, access and knowledge regarding OER<br />Expected more standardized OER from higher education institutions<br />The OER is a promising opportunity for universities and lifelong learning communities; therefore the findings will inform the OER community about general feelings of creators.<br />OERs should be more visible on the Web<br />
  23. 23. References<br />UNESCO (2002). UNESCO promotes new initiative for free educational resources on the Internet. Retrieved from<br />OECD (2007). Giving knowledge for free: the emergence of open educational resources. Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. Retrieved from<br />10/3/2011<br />Muharrem Yilmaz - ICDE 2011<br />18<br />
  24. 24. Questions & Comments <br />Muharrem Yılmaz<br /><br />The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have ~<br />Leonard Nimoy<br />Thank You…<br />