OER choice

Informal learners use a variety of indicators when selecting OER (Informal learners use a variety of indicators)

Summary: Trust is perceived as a significant factor in selecting a resource, as are possible indicators of quality, such as number of downloads. However, other factors such as ease of download and the presence of learning outcomes are deemed as important. Users seem to be combining indicators that suggest quality and also those that facilitate their own use of the resource.

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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
  • How do informal learners choose OER?
  • Which factors influence OER choice?
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