Virtual School Meanderings

March 22, 2016

SITE 2016 – Public School Teachers Awareness, Experiences and Perceptions regarding Open Education Resources

As I mentioned in the entry entitled SITE 2016 And K-12 Online Learning, the the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) 2016 annual conference is occurring in Savannah, Georgia this week, and SITE is home to the K-12 Online Learning SIG.  That means that I will be blogging many of the sessions throughout the week.  The fourth session I am blogging is:

Public School Teachers Awareness, Experiences and Perceptions regarding Open Education Resources

  1. Deniz Tasci, Anadolu University, Turkey
  2. Cengiz Hakan Aydin, Anadolu University, Turkey

Tuesday, March 22 11:30 AM-12:30 PM in Harborside Center View on map

This paper intends to reveals the results of a survey study in which awareness, experiences and perceptions of the public school teachers in one of the provinces of Turkey were investigated. Open education resources (OER) are defined as any type of educational materials and courses that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. An online questionnaire derived from the instrument developed by OER Research Hub was used to collect data. The analyses will be completed in mid-February and the report will be ready for the SITE Conference in March. However, the initial analyses have shown that a big number of teachers are not aware of open education resources and a few have some sort of experience. The big majority expresses on the importance of several factors for effective use of OER, such as easy access, direct link with the national curriculum, and alignment with the centralized tests.

Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies K-12 Online Learning New Possibilties with Information Technologies


I wasn’t able to blog this session, as I was in another room for a brief issue paper and then went to a second room for a best practices session.

Note the links above will take you to the page for this session in the Academic Experts system.  Also, I’d welcome any one posting notes or links in the comments below.

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