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Conceptualising oep: a review of theoretical and empirical literature in open educational practices
Cronin, Catherine; MacLaren, Iain
Conceptualisations of open educational practices (OEP) vary widely, ranging from those centred primarily on the creation and use of open educational resources (OER) to broader definitions of OEP, inclusive of but not necessarily focused on OER. The latter, referred to in this paper as expansive definitions of OEP, encompass open content but also allow for multiple entry points to, and avenues of, openness. This paper explores the theoretical and empirical literature to outline how the concept of OEP has evolved historically. The paper aims to provide a useful synthesis of OEP literature for education researchers and practitioners.
Keyword(s): open education; open educational practices; oer; oep; oep theory; online social networks; scholarship; challenges; classroom
Publication Date:
2018
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Institution: NUI Galway
Publisher(s): UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia
First Indexed: 2019-03-23 06:32:51 Last Updated: 2019-03-23 06:32:51