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A comparison of AU Press with traditional university presses: Two years later
This paper followus up on an analysis conducted in 2010 comparing an open access press with traditional university presses based on Amazon rankings. The findings support the previous research that there is no significant ...
Uses of published research: An exploratory case study
(International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013-01)
Academic publications are too often ignored by other researchers. There are various reasons: researchers know that conclusions may eventually be proved wrong; publications are sometimes retracted; effects may decline ...
The Anti- IPA Position Paper: A reply from an Educator
This paper is a "REVISED" version of a position paper released by the International Publishers' Association. ALL the arguments that they use against OER are in fact arguments supportive of OER and against commercial content. ...
Findings from a survey of openness in assessment and accreditation practices in post-secondary institutions
This working paper shares the findings and lessons learned from a small-scale survey on perceptions, practices and policies relating to openness in assessment and accreditation in post-secondary institutions. The study was ...
"Open and Closed" Getting the mix right. Who gets to Decide??
Despite the desirability of "Making Open the Default" as the theme of this year’s open access week, there are many reasons that can and should influence a person and an organization to restrict access to content. In this ...
OER Readiness Tool
Survey Instrument of OER use by staff at Athabasca University
Report on the assessment and accreditation of Learners using OER
This report shares the findings and lessons learned from an investigation into the economics of disaggregated models for assessing and accrediting informal learners, with particular attention to the OER University (OERu) ...
Cloud computing and adult literacy: How cloud computing can sustain the promise of adult learning
(Datamatics Global Services Limited, 2013)
Adult literacy in Canada consists of a patchwork of large and small adult education providers: many of them are autonomous community societies, some are school boards, and others are community college based, as well as ...
Open Educational Resources: Opportunities for Ontario
Contact North sets out the case for OER and how their adoption can benefit all the key stakeholders in post-secondary education in Ontario. It then considers the challenges that such changes pose for the various groups ...
Nurturing Neighbourhoods: Parent Outreach Worker Program, Guelph, Ontario.
The "Parent Outreach Worker Program" (POW program) aims to identify, reach out to, and assist families with children who may be isolated or otherwise struggling by providing them with increased access to services and ...