Open Educational Resources: Inquiring Into Author Reuse Behaviors

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning
January 1st, 2008
Publication Author: 
Lisa Petrides, Lilly Nguyen, Cynthia Jimes, Anastasia Karaglani
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For teachers and learners, the proliferation of Open Educational Resources (OER), along with advances in information technologies, has meant centralized access to materials and the possibility of creating, using, and reusing OER globally, collaboratively, and across disciplines. Focusing on the repository Connexions (, this study examined how and to what extent OER are created, adapted and augmented by both individuals and communities of author users. In doing so, it shed light on how OER collections and repositories can create a user-driven infrastructure that supports the continuous addition and modification of content, lending to advancements in the creation of freely available materials.


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