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Mapping the open education landscape: citation network analysis of historical open and distance education research

The term open education has recently been used to refer to topics such as Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Historically its roots lie in civil approaches to education and open universities, but this research is rarely referenced or acknowledged in current interpretations. In this article the antecedents of the modern open educational...

Digital Scholarship and the Tenure Process as an Indicator of Change in Universities

1698-580X 358 RUSC VOL. 9 No 2 | Universitat Oberta de Catalunya | Barcelona, July 2012 | ISSN 1698-580X 359 About the Author Martin Weller is a professor of Educational Technology at The Open

The Impact of OER on Teaching and Learning Practice

The OER Research Hub has been investigating the impact of OER, using eleven hypotheses, and a mixed methods approach to establish an evidence base. This paper explores the findings relating to teaching and learning. The findings reveal a set of direct impacts, including an increase in factors relating to student performance, increased reflection on the part of educators, and the...

The potential social, economic and environmental benefits of MOOCs: operational and historical comparisons with a massive ‘closed online’ course

Martin Weller 0 0 The Open University , United Kingdom Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have recently become a much discussed development within higher education. Much of this debate focuses on the