• Students’ Awareness and Usage of Open Educational Resources (OER) as Learning Tool in their Course Studies at the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU)

    Author(s):
    Job Vincent M. Arcebuche
    Editor(s):
    UJER (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Universal Journal of Educational Research
    Subject(s):
    Education, Social sciences, Open educational resources, Universities and colleges
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    accessibility, distance learning, OER, open university, wikis
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/emp9-pw72
    Abstract:
    The abundance of technology nowadays is contributing to the development of learning practices. This gives learners greater opportunity to find, access, and use resources to benefit learning. Open educational resources (OER) are one of the few educational developments that emerged with technology. While it is true that there are a lot of OERs available on the internet, it is unsure how many learners are aware of their existence. This research aimed to identify how many students are aware of OERs, where they use OERs, and whether the educational institution encourages OERs. The researchers surveyed several students within the University of the Philippines Open University. The survey included learner demographics, statistics on learners' awareness and usage of OERs, learners' OER access locations, and the challenges they encounter when using OERs. The survey showed that the learners, regardless of age, are aware of OERs. They mostly access videos, research, and journals on web pages and Wikis. They find the OERs accessible and relevant, but reliability and visibility are challenging.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 months ago
    License:
    Attribution

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