The BERLiN Project- U. of Nottingham: barriers preventing the adoption of OER and strategies for overcoming them.

Berlin Project, University of Nottingham, 2010, questions:

 

Please select the Higher Education Academy subject Centre that is most appropriate to you subject discipline:

 

Art Design Media

Bioscience

Built environmentalBusiness management accountancy and finance network

Dance, Dram and music

etc.

 

Attitudes to submitting OER

I have submitted teaching and learning resources for publication as OER

Y/N unsure

 

I will submit …

Y/N Unsure

 

Attitudes to using OER

I have used OER from other academics in my teaching.

Y/N Unsure

 

I will use OER from other academics in my teaching in the future.

Y/N Unsure

 

What barriers do you face in publishing and using OER materials?  [asked separately]

Awareness of the university OER repository and other OER...

Fear over copyright infringement

Ownership and legal barriers (other than copyright)

Your time

Scepticism over usefulness

lack of reward and recognition

possible negative impact on reputation

lack of support

school/institution policy

criticism from colleagues

criticism from students

impact on career progression

relevancy of materials available

lack of feedback from users

 

 

What benefits do you see in publishing and using OER materials?

Enhance university reputation

enhance personal reputation

enhance the users knowledge of a subject

support students without formal access to HE

share best practice

reduce development costs/time

develop communities and build connections

enhance current practice 

support developing nations

 

What types of open resources would you be most willing to publish or use? [separately]

lecture notes

recorded lectures

podcasts (other than lectures)

interactive learning objects

PowerPoint slides

module handbooks

assessment questions(formative)

assessment questions (summative)

reading lists

timetables

images

animations

video

 

I would be happy to make teaching materials available openly to learners and academics:

In my own institution

In the UK

In other repositories (eg: Jorum Open,...)

Globally 

 

 

Attitudes to OER

Open Educational Resources (OER) only help other institutions copy our best ideas

Strongly agree/disagree w neutral  5 point

 

Open Educational Resources (OER) can help build fruitful partnerships with colleagues and institutions  worldwide

Strongly agree/disagree w neutral  5 point

 

 

I understand copyright and its implications on the materials used in my teaching

Strongly agree/disagree w neutral  5 point

 

Open educational resources (OER) on the University repository will help enhance the reputation of the University, attracting better students.

Strongly agree/disagree w neutral  5 point

 

Open educational resources (OER) on the University repository will help enhance the reputation of the University, attracting better staff.

Strongly agree/disagree w neutral  5 point

Publishing Open Educational Resources (OER) on the University repository will enhance my promotion prospects. 

Strongly agree/disagree w neutral  5 point

Publishing Open Educational Resources could damage the university's reputation (via association with inaccurate or poor quality materials.

Strongly agree/disagree w neutral  5 point

Reusing Open Educational Resources (OER) is a useful way of developing new courses.

Strongly agree/disagree w neutral  5 point

Exploring the available Open Educational Resources (OER) worldwide will enhance my teaching and raise standards across the university.

Strongly agree/disagree w neutral  5 point

Publishing Open Educational  Resources (OER) will mean students will stop attending lectures.

Strongly agree/disagree w neutral  5 point

I would use Open Educational Resources (OER) in my teaching if I am able to edit and personalise the materials for use with my students.

Strongly agree/disagree w neutral  5 point

I would be more willing to share my teaching resources openly if I was able to control who is able to use or see them.

Strongly agree/disagree w neutral  5 point

I am concerned how my Open Educational Resources will be reused by others.

Strongly agree/disagree w neutral  5 point

Students benefit from the range of approaches to the subject available through the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in my teaching.

Strongly agree/disagree w neutral  5 point

The University's Open Educational Resources (OER) project has enhanced my awareness of the benefits of OER.

Strongly agree/disagree w neutral  5 point

Publishing Open Educational Resources (OER) is an easy process.

Strongly agree/disagree w neutral  5 point