LTG’s Joanna Wild has published the report of her SCORE Fellowship.
The OER Engagement Study investigated the ways in which higher education institutions (HEI), individual faculties and support staff adroitly foster reuse of Open Educational Resources (OER) in novel ways amongst academic colleagues.
The study set out to develop a model of engagement with OERreuse and a set of recommendations on how to promote OER among lecturers. Its remit was to inform anyone who seeks to strategically encourage open practice in his or her institution.
The study defined level of engagement with OER reuse in terms of OER being fully embedded in a lecturer’s everyday practice. This includes: a) reusing resources created by others, b) re-sharing resources one has reused, and c) sharing one’s own materials under open licences. It often requires colleauges to let go of years of experience in doing things in a particular way and revisit their professional identity as a lecturer. The steps that lecturers go through to reach the optimal level of engagement are described in the report using the metaphor of a ladder.