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An Analysis of the Status of OER(Open Educational Resources) Usage in Asia


Eunjung Lee, Yong Kim, Journal of Internet Computing and Services, Vol. 13, No. 6, pp. 41-54, Dec. 2012
10.7472/jksii.2012.13.6.41, Full Text:
Keywords: Open Educational Resources, OER, E-learning, higher education

Abstract

Open educational resources(OER) enable the spread of mutual information exchange and provide advantages to both their users and institutions, such as reducing costs, improving content quality, and establishing relationships. The recent research on OER was about their connection to formal education, copyright trends, and corporate e-learning. There have been very few studies, however, on the utilization of OER and on the problems related to their practical use. Thus, this study was conducted for the purposes of analyzing the status of OER usage in education-related institutions and of providing suggestions for institution operation based on the analysis results, to promote the use of OER. A survey was conducted among more than 200 institutions in Asia, and the survey results showed that 'images and visual materials' are the most commonly used materials in Asia, and that the factors barring OER usage in the said region are 'lack of awareness', 'lack of skills', 'the absence of a reward system', and poor cooperation in participation. To promote OER usage, each institution should provide training courses about awareness, utilization skills, and copyrights. There is also a need to provide support for the establishment of reward systems and environments for OER usage. Finally, more active participation is required for inter-agency cooperation in OER sharing.


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[APA Style]
Eunjung Lee and Yong Kim (2012). An Analysis of the Status of OER(Open Educational Resources) Usage in Asia. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 13(6), 41-54. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2012.13.6.41.

[IEEE Style]
E. Lee and Y. Kim, "An Analysis of the Status of OER(Open Educational Resources) Usage in Asia," Journal of Internet Computing and Services, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 41-54, 2012. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2012.13.6.41.

[ACM Style]
Eunjung Lee and Yong Kim. 2012. An Analysis of the Status of OER(Open Educational Resources) Usage in Asia. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 13, 6, (2012), 41-54. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2012.13.6.41.