OER based capacity building to overcome staff equity and access issues in higher education

Carina Bossu, Julie Willems

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Open educational resources (OER) have already impacted educational systems around the world. In higher education more specifically, it has benefited learners, and has influenced institutional strategic plans and policies. Additionally, the benefits of OER also extend to staff in higher education, such as academic staff. For this group, OER can provide opportunities for collaboration, promote curriculum innovation and student led content development, as well as contribute to university teachers' much needed continuing professional development. In this paper, we examine the potential of OER to build capacity of academic staff in higher education, in particular to overcome some equity and access issues that they may face. It also examines some existing activities and strategies for professional developmen in higher educational institutions and provides some recommendations for academics, academic developers, institutions, and the sector in general.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMe, Us, IT! Proceedings ASCILITE2017: 34th International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education
EditorsH Partridge, K Davis, J Thomas
Place of PublicationTugun, QLD
PublisherAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2017 - Toowoomba, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20176 Dec 2017
Conference number: 34th
https://2017conference.ascilite.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ASCILITE-2017-Proceeding.pdf (Proceedings)


ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2017
Abbreviated titleASCILITE 2017
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