Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration as Indicators of Learning in OER Communities

Collaborative Learning 2.0: Open Educational Resources
January 1st, 2012
Publication Author: 
Lisa Petrides, Cynthia Jimes, Carol Hedgspeth
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This work specifically sheds light on the ways that OER impacts teacher professional development, knowledge building, and interactive problem solving around teaching practice. Drawing on key findings from several studies, their results reveal the potential of OER to spark new conversations among teachers about how they can be proactive in enhancing their teaching practices. The authors also present a framework for assessing how new teaching practices emerge as a result of collaborative participation in OER. The discussion has implications for engaging teachers in adopting new OER use practices, and for how OER can be integrated as a model for innovation in teaching and in resource development.

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