CORRE: a framework for evaluating and transforming teaching materials into open educational resources

Samuel Nikoi, Tania Rowlett, Alejandro Armellini, Gabi Witthaus

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Abstract

Open education resources (OER) are taking centre-stage in many higher educational institutions globally, driven by the need to raise institutional profiles, improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning and achieve universal access to education. Many academics attracted to the idea of turning teaching materials into OER have, however, found the experience challenging and daunting. This article puts forward a workflow framework that provides guidance for evaluating existing teaching materials and turning them into OER using indicative questions against which they can be assessed on quality, ease of access, adaptability and potential usefulness. Recommendations are also made for moving the OER agenda forward, including changing institutional cultures, designing for openness, quality assurance and sustainability
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-207
Number of pages18
JournalOpen Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011

Fingerprint

teaching materials
resources
education
effectiveness of teaching
workflow
quality assurance
educational institution
sustainability
learning
experience

Keywords

  • Open educational resources
  • CORRE
  • OTTER
  • openness

Cite this

@article{04cfc657d6954a38b4a84bb839111c04,
title = "CORRE: a framework for evaluating and transforming teaching materials into open educational resources",
abstract = "Open education resources (OER) are taking centre-stage in many higher educational institutions globally, driven by the need to raise institutional profiles, improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning and achieve universal access to education. Many academics attracted to the idea of turning teaching materials into OER have, however, found the experience challenging and daunting. This article puts forward a workflow framework that provides guidance for evaluating existing teaching materials and turning them into OER using indicative questions against which they can be assessed on quality, ease of access, adaptability and potential usefulness. Recommendations are also made for moving the OER agenda forward, including changing institutional cultures, designing for openness, quality assurance and sustainability",
keywords = "Open educational resources, CORRE, OTTER, openness",
author = "Samuel Nikoi and Tania Rowlett and Alejandro Armellini and Gabi Witthaus",
year = "2011",
month = "11",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/02680513.2011.611681",
language = "English",
volume = "26",
pages = "191--207",
journal = "Open Learning",
issn = "0268-0513",
publisher = "Taylor & Francis",
number = "3",

}

CORRE: a framework for evaluating and transforming teaching materials into open educational resources. / Nikoi, Samuel; Rowlett, Tania; Armellini, Alejandro; Witthaus, Gabi.

In: Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning , Vol. 26, No. 3, 01.11.2011, p. 191-207.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - CORRE: a framework for evaluating and transforming teaching materials into open educational resources

AU - Nikoi, Samuel

AU - Rowlett, Tania

AU - Armellini, Alejandro

AU - Witthaus, Gabi

PY - 2011/11/1

Y1 - 2011/11/1

N2 - Open education resources (OER) are taking centre-stage in many higher educational institutions globally, driven by the need to raise institutional profiles, improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning and achieve universal access to education. Many academics attracted to the idea of turning teaching materials into OER have, however, found the experience challenging and daunting. This article puts forward a workflow framework that provides guidance for evaluating existing teaching materials and turning them into OER using indicative questions against which they can be assessed on quality, ease of access, adaptability and potential usefulness. Recommendations are also made for moving the OER agenda forward, including changing institutional cultures, designing for openness, quality assurance and sustainability

AB - Open education resources (OER) are taking centre-stage in many higher educational institutions globally, driven by the need to raise institutional profiles, improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning and achieve universal access to education. Many academics attracted to the idea of turning teaching materials into OER have, however, found the experience challenging and daunting. This article puts forward a workflow framework that provides guidance for evaluating existing teaching materials and turning them into OER using indicative questions against which they can be assessed on quality, ease of access, adaptability and potential usefulness. Recommendations are also made for moving the OER agenda forward, including changing institutional cultures, designing for openness, quality assurance and sustainability

KW - Open educational resources

KW - CORRE

KW - OTTER

KW - openness

U2 - 10.1080/02680513.2011.611681

DO - 10.1080/02680513.2011.611681

M3 - Article

VL - 26

SP - 191

EP - 207

JO - Open Learning

JF - Open Learning

SN - 0268-0513

IS - 3

ER -