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THE OER KNOWLEDGE CLOUD
A SURVEY AND REPOSITORY OF OER RESEARCH

The OER Knowledge Cloud is a curated database and repository to identify, collect, preserve and disseminate documents related to open educational resources. There are currently 1756 published records by 3038 authors from 471 sources, with archived files.


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FROM THE CLOUD TEAM

APPLICATIONS, ALGORITHMS AND DATA
Dan Wilton · April 24, 2018

Check out Stephen Downes' presentation from Hammamet, Tunisia: "Applications, algorithms and data: Open educational resources and the next generation of virtual learning." . . .


SCI-HUB ACCESS
Dan Wilton · April 24, 2018

Following a United States District Court ruling, Sci-Hub provides access to nearly all scholarly literature. . . .


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ABOUT THE CLOUD

The Cloud data includes searchable records of journal articles (eg. papers in periodicals), reports (eg. from government or industry), books or other items in any medium. These items are available either directly from the Cloud repository or by links to their sources. Through the Cloud, Athabasca University Library aims to be a repository for all data related to open educational resources and the source of electronic copies of many references.

The Cloud's documents will be of enduring value to the OER community of researchers and scholars, industry and government, writers, historians, journalists and informal learners. By providing free access to research initiatives, data and other information on all aspects of open educational resources, the OER Knowledge Cloud enhances research opportunities and access to knowledge, removing barriers, opening up scholarship and making research universally accessible.

The OER Knowledge Cloud was winner of a 2014 ACE Open Research Award, recognizing "excellence in research studies about open education and/or related areas... that help advance our understanding and demonstrate effectiveness related to challenges in discoverability, presentation, usability, accessibility or availability of OCW/OER."

The OER Knowledge Cloud is an initiative of UNESCO and Commonwealth of Learning, developed and supported by Athabasca University.
RECENT RECORDS

E-learning, B-learning, M-learning and the technical and pedagogical aspects on the new platform trends as massive open online courses
da Silva, Viviane; de Souza, Ranniery
Posted August 15, 2018
This article is based on the doctoral research conducted at the University of Minho in Education with specialization in Educational Technology, the research presents the technical and pedagogical aspects of e-learning, b-learning, m-learning and the new trend ...

Recursos educativos abiertos: Repositorios y uso
Santos-Hermosa, Gema; Ferran-Ferrer, Núria; Abadal, Ernest
Posted August 15, 2018
Resumen: Se presenta una revisión bibliográfica, estado del arte, historia, características, desarrollo, proyectos y líneas de investigación de los recursos educativos abiertos (OERs), así como su disposición en repositorios y su uso en la ...

Scaling a model of teacher professional learning – Harnessing MOOCS to recreate deep learning Conversations
Butler, Deirdre; Leahy, Margaret; Hallissy, Michael; Brown, Mark; Tatnall, Arthur; Webb, Mary
Posted August 15, 2018
This paper describes the most recent phase of an innovative model of teacher professional learning that has evolved over a decade (2006 to 2016). Building on the experiences of implementing this face-to-face model, the paper reports on the most recent phase ...

Remarks on MOOCS and Mini-MOOCS
Spector, Michael J.
Posted August 15, 2018
In an earlier issue of ETR{&}D, the editors provided an hierarchical framework of components to support learning and instruction. That hierarchy included information objects, knowledge objects, learning objects, instructional objects, courses, programs and ...

Open educational resources (OER) usage and barriers: A study from Zhejiang University, China
Hu, Ermei; Li, Yan; Li, Jessica; Huang, Wen-Hao
Posted August 15, 2018
Open educational resources (OER) as an innovation to share educational resources has been influential in past decade and expected to bring changes to higher education worldwide. There is, however, very limited literature on OER usage, especially from the ...

MOOCocracy: The learning culture of massive open online courses
Loizzo, Jamie; Ertmer, Peggy A.
Posted August 15, 2018
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are often examined and evaluated in terms of institutional cost, instructor prestige, number of students enrolled, and completion rates. MOOCs, which are connecting thousands of adult learners from diverse backgrounds, have ...

Understanding the quality factors that influence the continuance intention of students toward participation in MOOCs
Yang, Ming; Shao, Zhen; Liu, Qian; Liu, Chuiyi
Posted August 15, 2018
The massive open online course (MOOC) is emerging as the new paradigm for modern education. The success of MOOCs depends on learners' continued usage. Drawing upon the information systems success model (IS success model) and technology acceptance model, a ...

Understanding motivational system in open learning: Learners' engagement with a Traditional Chinese-based open educational resource system
Huang, Wenhao David; Wu, Chorng-Guang
Posted August 15, 2018
Learning has embraced the ``open'' process in recent years, as many educational resources are made available for free online. Existing research, however, has not provided sufficient evidence to systematically improve open learning interactions and engagement ...

Refining success and dropout in massive open online courses based on the intention–behavior gap
Henderikx, Maartje A.; Kreijns, Karel; Kalz, Marco
Posted August 15, 2018
In this paper we present an alternative typology for determining success and dropout in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This typology takes the perspectives of MOOC-takers into account and is based on the their intentions and subsequent behaviour. An ...

Openness and flexibility are the norm, but what are the challenges?
Naidu, Som
Posted August 15, 2018