The human factor in the acceptance of OER: What determines readiness to share?

Wilfred Rubens, Wim Didderen

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    Abstract

    What determines the readiness of instructors to share open educational resources (OER)? To put that question more defensively: what stops them actually incorporating OER into their teaching? We approach that question from the perspective of change. Based on various sources, we identify a number of reasons why people are resistant to change (see for example Nathans, 1994; Moss Kanter, 2012; Cuban, 2011; Grush, 2011). To what extent are these reasons relevant to the use of OER? And what can one do to counter them?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTrend Report
    Subtitle of host publicationOpen Educational Resources 2013
    EditorsR. Jacobi, H. Jelgerhuis, N. van der Woert
    Place of PublicationUtrecht
    PublisherSpecial Interest Group Open Educational Resources
    Pages84-88
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2013

    Publication series

    SeriesTrend Report: Open Educational Resources
    Number4

    Keywords

    • Open Educational Resources
    • implementation
    • motivation
    • barriers

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