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This presentation was given together with Marjon Baas.
To gain more insight into practices of reuse of open learning materials, a survey study has been conducted in two different settings: 1) within a Bachelor program for ICT offered within one institution and 2) in a national Community of Practice on Bachelor of Nursing.
A total of 74 teachers responded on the survey for ICT and 118 teachers for Nursing. An overview of results:
Learning materials most used (overall)
Nursing: Slide decks, assignments, video; ICT: Assignments, slide decks, video
Learning materials most reused as-is (relative)
Nursing: Papers, video, 3rd party courses; ICT: Papers, digital books, digital tools (e.g. online coding environment)
Learning materials most reused with adaptations (relative)
Nursing: Courses from colleagues, slide decks, assignments; ICT: Courses from colleagues, 3rd party courses, slide decks
Learning materials created with no or limited reuse (relative)
Nursing: Tests, games, slide decks; ICT: Tests, assignments, slide decks
Chi-square tests have been executed to find out if observed differences on the use of learning materials are statistically significant. These tests revealed that reuse is significantly more common among teachers in ICT than in Nursing. Furthermore, significant differences were found in the types of learning materials used by teachers in the two settings. Possible explanations for these results as provided by participants during a presentation are differences in pedagogy, different demands from society on the programs and ICT professionals being more accustomed to reuse. Additional research is needed to explore these differences.
In the coming months, we plan to execute the survey within several Universities of Applied Sciences across different disciplines to gain more insight in the extent and the different types of reuse. The results can be used to provide more tailored support to teachers on adoption of OER. In the presentation we will report and discuss the results of this study.