Implementation of Open Educational Resources in a nursing programme: experiences and reflections
2015 (English)In: Conference proceedings: The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, 2015Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
World leading organizations like the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Commonwealth of learning (COL) stress the pedagogical benefits for learners of using Open Educational resources (OER). The use of OER is also increasing in higher education, as well as the increased use by citizens in society. The situation of the OER impact is encouraging, but also mixed. There are two main hypotheses under investigation were (A) that OER improves student performance; and (B) that openly licensed material is used differently to other online material.
In this paper, we describe the implementation process of using Open Educational Resources (OER) in the nursing programme at Dalarna University, Sweden. The project is called IMPOERS (Implementation of OERs) (Elf, et.al, 2014). The IMPOERs project will implement the use of OERs in a nursing programme at Dalarna University, Sweden. The University and its nursing programme have long engaged in e-learning, and the nursing programme has recently been awarded the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) E-xcellence Associates Quality Label (Ubachs 2009 Williams, Kear & Roswell 2012). The quality award was based on the creation of a roadmap for the continuous development of e-learning and the implementation of OER, as OER until that time was not very frequently used, and neither the awareness of its benefits (Santesson et al., 2012). Hence, the IMPOERs was launched with the overall aim introduce and implement OER as a pedagogical framework in the nursing programme. We also wanted to evaluate both the process and outcomes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
blended learning, creative commons, e-learning, EADTU, e-xellence, E-xcellence Associates Quality Label, IMPOERs, nursing education, open educational resources, OER, open educational practice, OEP, open learning, quality
Research subject Health and Welfare
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:du-19817OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-19817DiVA: diva2:864127
EADTU Conference, The online, open and flexible higher education Conference, Hagen 29-30 october 2015