OER as a Model for Enhanced Teaching and Learning

Proceedings, Barcelona Open Ed Conference 2010
January 1st, 2010
Publication Author: 
Lisa Petrides, Cynthia Jimes, Clare Middleton-Detzmer, Holly Howell
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This article presents preliminary findings from a research study conducted by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education on the role of open educational resources (OER) in transforming pedagogy. Based on a study of art and humanities teachers participating in an OER training network, the study reveals how exposure to OER resources and tools support collaboration among teachers, as well as new conversations about teaching practices. These findings have 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.