The Open Aspect of OER creates different usage and adoption patterns than other online resources (People use OER differently from other online materials)

Summary: Understanding of open licenses is growing, and while many educators state that open licensing is important, this does not always transfer into their own practice. For learners the presence of an open licence is not seen as important.

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CollegeHigher EducationInformalSchool-K12

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College Higher Educ... Informal School-K12

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CollegeHigher EducationInformalSchool-K12

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Key Questions
  • What difference does open licensing make to educational practices?
  • Are OER shared differently to other resources? ¬†In what ways?
  • Which factors affect the choice of resources used?
  • To what extent is the meaning of 'openness' contextual?