OpenEd2010-Universidad Politecnica. Faculty and Student Perspectives Toward OCW and Open Access Publishing

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Faculty and Student Perspectives Toward Open Courseware, and Open Access Publishing: Some Comparisons Between European and North American Populations

Joseph Hardin, Mujo Research
Aristóteles Cañero, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia


Opencourseware, open courseware, OCW, open educational resources, OER, open access, survey research, Sakai, web science, open scholarship


Instructor and student beliefs, attitudes and intentions toward contributing to local open courseware (OCW) sites have been investigated through campus-wide surveys at Universidad Politecnica de Valencia and the University of Michigan. In addition, at the University of Michigan, faculty have been queried about their participation in open access (OA) publishing. We compare the instructor and student data concerning OCW between the two institutions, and introduce the investigation of open access publishing in relation to open courseware publishing. We point out some places where these results can be of use in development of local OCW efforts, and invite participation in future surveys and analyses.