OER repositories project

Published by on the 22 November 2019

The Center for Open Education Research, University of Oldenburg, Germany, is conducting an international study on open educational resources is distributed learning infrastructures.

This research is being conducted as part of a joint German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funded project (EduArc), by the University of Oldenburg (Center for Open Education Research), the University of Duisburg-Essen, the German Insitute for International Educational Research (DIPF) and the Leibniz Information Center for Economics (ZBW). In order to develop infrastructure that is internationally comparable, a number of comparative country studies are being undertaken by members of the Center for Open Education Research, including the present research on Australia (Ethics approval: Drs.EK/2019/068).

The major aims of this project are:

  • To undertake an investigation of OER infrastructure, quality, policy and change agents within Australian higher education,
  • To investigate Australian higher education educators’ OER understanding, use and professional development.

Further information about the study is available in the attached abstract, which is for a presentation at the upcoming Strategies Beyond Borders conference in Berlin.

All surveys are anonymised and all answers are confidential. There are 32 questions and it will take participants approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Some of the questions have been adopted (or adapted) from previous OER studies, to allow for comparison. Please note: all research results and data will be published under open license CC BY 4.0, and will be made accessible via Mendeley Data.

The link to the survey is: https://www.survey.uni-oldenburg.de/index.php?r=survey/index&sid=878567&lang=en 

Alternatively, a shorter version of the survey (with more focus on the level of teaching and learning) is available here: https://www.survey.uni-oldenburg.de/index.php?r=survey/index&sid=574986&lang=en

An abstract for the Strategies Beyond Borders conference is here