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Open Educational Resources Repositories: Current Status and Emerging Trends

Open Educational Resources Repositories: Current Status and Emerging Trends
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Author(s): Nadim Akhtar Khan (University of Kashmir, India) and S. M. Shafi (University of Kashmir, India)
Copyright: 2021
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Pages: 15
Source title: International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Eva Podovšovnik (University of Primorska, Slovenia)
DOI: 10.4018/IJDLDC.2021010103

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Abstract

Open educational practices (OEP) are being enriched with many repositories to support teaching and learning activities in the modern era. Hence, the study aims to understand the trends of such repositories at global level by making analysis of 782 repositories categorized under learning object repositories (LOR) in directory of open access repositories (OpenDoar) with a focus on identifying open educational resources repositories (OERR) specifically possessing ‘open educational resources' for reuse, modification, and adaption. The authors looked into LOR under different facets like global distribution, operational status, interface language, etc. A total of 78 OERR identified from the LOR focus mainly on open teaching learning materials when their availability was ascertained by visiting each repository and browsing randomly through “collections and communities,” “content types,” “license statements,” etc. The results reveal that these hail predominantly from North America and Europe with different distribution patterns, while little visibility is evident among other geographical locations.

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