Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38903
Title: An investigation into social learning activities by practitioners in open educational practices
Authors: Schreurs, B.
Van den Beemt, A.
Prinsen, F.
Witthaus, Gabi
Conole, Gráinne
de Laat, M.
First Published: Sep-2014
Publisher: Athabasca University Press:
Citation: International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014, 15 (4), pp. 2-20
Abstract: By investigating how educational practitioners participate in activities around open educational practices (OEP), this paper aims at contributing to an understanding of open practices and how these practitioners learn to use OEP. Our research is guided by the following hypothesis: Different social configurations support a variety of social learning activities. The social configuration of OEPs is investigated by an operationalization into the dimensions (1) practice, (2) domain, (3) collective identity, and (4) organization. The results show how practitioners of six different OEPs learn, while acting and collaborating through a combination of offline and online networks. The findings of our study lead to practical implications on how to support participation in OEP, and thereby stimulate learning in (online) networks of OEP.
DOI Link: 10.19173/irrodl.v15i4.1905
eISSN: 1492-3831
Links: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1905
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38903
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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