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Lesson learned from Implementation of  OER in the nursing program, Dalarna University, Sweden (IMPOERS)
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7044-8896
Lunds Universitet.
2014 (English)Conference paper, Poster (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the project IMPOERS, we have introduced Open Education Resourses (OER) in a nursing program. OER is one of the strongest driving forces for personalized learning. In the presentation we will report the preliminary results from the project. The use of OER is increasing in higher education. UNESCO stresses the pedagogical benefits of using OER (Hylén 2012, McGreal 2013, Punie & Haché UNESCO 2012). Today, the use of the web as an open sourse for knowledge acquisition is accepted in higher education providing new pedagogical possibilities and support for competence development. This impacts on students’ and teachers’roles and responsibility for learning, creation of learning content and activities and forms for interaction. Implementation of OER can reinforce an open culture of learning  and students can have more opportunities to achieve ownership of their own learning and thereby take greater responsibility for their studies, which may enhance both motivation and individualized learning. In addition, OER can improve the progression on learning and also contribute to and support a lifelong learning. Furthermore, OER may stimulate networking among the students, which can be maintained after the education period.

 The Nursing program at Dalarna Univeristy in Sweden has been awarded with the EADTU´s E- xcellence Associates Label (Urbach 2009). The quality award involved the creation of  a roadmap for continuous development of e-learning and implementation of OER (Santesson et al., 2012). Thus, the overal goal with the IMPOERS research project was to introduce and implement the use of  OER as a pedagogical framework  in the nursing program at Dalarna University. The project aimed to describe how and in what way OER can be implemented and used for learning. OER was implemented in a course within the nursing  program and effects and the implementation process was studied with a mixed-method approach using questionnaires and interviews. The project focused on students' participation, knowledge, empowerment, responsibility over their  own learning processes and attitudes of using OER.

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Keyword [en]
OER, nursing program, learning processes, attitudes
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Health and Welfare
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-19820OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-19820DiVA: diva2:864124
OER 14 - Building Communities of Open Practice Conference, Newcastle, UK, 28-29 april 2014
Available from: 2015-10-26 Created: 2015-10-24 Last updated: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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