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The State of Open Educational Resources (Oer) in Swedish Higher Education: A Case Study
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences. (KAMAIL)
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics. (KAMAIL)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2378-5432
2023 (English)In: INTED 2023 Proceedings: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain. 6-8 March, 2023, International Association for Technology, Education and Development, 2023, p. 4908-4917Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Open Educational Resources are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license, that permit no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation, and redistribution by others (UNESCO). Increasing the use of OER worldwide can be one of many steps toward reaching the United Nations Agenda 2030 sustainability goals (SDG), especially SDG 4 Quality Education, which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

The UNESCO OER recommendations from 2020 provide clear goals and aims for OER, but how are they being implemented in higher education in Sweden? Specifically, how well are teachers and students aware of and how are they using OER, specifically open textbooks? This paper presents the use and needs of OER as well as current OER guidelines at University West in Sweden and investigates teachers’ and students' perceptions and experiences of open educational resources (OER) at University West, focusing on open textbooks. The method of the intervention was student and teacher surveys, both pre- and post-pandemic. The pre-pandemic surveys were sent out in April 2020 and had 79 student respondents and 82 teacher respondents. The post-pandemic surveys were sent out in June 2022 and had 83 student respondents and 76 teacher respondents.

The aggregated results show that there were no significant differences in the use of OER and open textbooks due to the pandemic both for students and teachers. The current use of OER and open textbooks was limited and the primary motivations for using OER and open textbooks were economy, social justice, and adaptability with varying priorities among students and teachers. Additionally, OER and open textbooks are currently used marginally at University West but there is interest to increase the use of OER and student co-creation due to the three primary motivators. These preliminary results provide valuable insights regarding the key factors for increasing the use of OER and open textbooks in higher education to help achieve the UNESCO OER 2020 goals and the United Nations Agenda 2030 SDG goals, especially SDG 4 Quality Education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Association for Technology, Education and Development, 2023. p. 4908-4917
Series
INTED Proceedings, E-ISSN 2340-1079
Keywords [en]
COVID19, OER, higher education, open textbooks, sustainability
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Learning
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-21103DOI: 10.21125/inted.2023.1276ISBN: 978-84-09-49026-4 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-21103DiVA, id: diva2:1821428
Conference
17th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 6-8 March, 2023 Valencia, Spain
Available from: 2023-12-20 Created: 2023-12-20 Last updated: 2024-01-12Bibliographically approved

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