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Using, creating and sharing OER in a flipped classroom

Monday 11:30-13:00 (2), Darwin Suite

Type: Short paper

Theme: Building and linking communities of open practice

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Dr Beatriz de los Arcos, Research Associate, The Open University, [email protected]


During the past twelve months the OER Research Hub (OERRH) Project has been collaborating with the Flipped Learning Network to investigate the impact of OER use on the practices of K12 teachers implementing flipped learning in the United States. Flipped learning is defined as an alternative to the traditional lecture-centered model of education, one “in which digital technologies are used to shift direct instruction outside of the group learning space to the individual learning space, usually via videos” (Hamdan et al., 2013: 3). By recording the content of each lesson and asking students to watch that as homework, teachers free up class time to do more hands-on learning.

In the spring of 2013, the OERRH Project conducted an online survey of flipped educators (N=285) with the aim of finding out about their attitudes, beliefs and behaviours towards open educational resources. Our findings show that a high percentage of these teachers use and adapt existing OER, but also create their own resources (i.e. videos). Interestingly, they are not in the habit of making these materials publicly available online, with only 5% publishing under a CC license, despite the fact that a majority indicates that open licensing is important or very important to them. The results invite us to explore how school teachers can be further engaged and better supported by the OER community.


Hamdan, N., McKnight, P.E., McKnight, K. and Arfstrom, K.M. (2013). A review of flipped learning. Available from: http://www.flippedlearning.org/cms/lib07/VA01923112/Centricity/Domain/41/LitReview_FlippedLearning.pdf. [Accessed 20 November 2013].

Funding acknowledgements

The OER Research Hub Project is funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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Further details

Keywords: K12, flipped learning, teachers, OERRHub,

Dr Beatriz de los Arcos, Research Associate, The Open University

Twitter: @celTatis

Twitter abstract: K12 flipped educators use and adapt existing OER, but do they share?