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Bone, Elizabeth; McNichol, Sarah (2014). Students’ views on learning methods and Open Educational Resources in higher education. The Higher Education Academy. York. Pages: 121
The report is based on both quantitative and qualitative research on higher education students’ views on the use of OERs in educational practice, in particular: their attitudes towards OERs, usage and awareness of OERs, preferences around OER delivery and motivations for such preferences, prospective use of OERs, etc. The authors conducted an online survey and focus groups to collect data, which allowed for greater breadth and depth of investigation.
The findings show that students have positive attitude towards OERs and expect such resources to play an even greater role in the future. The results also point to a need for more clarity about the role OERs will play in learning, and to a need for more practical support in exploring and using the resources.