Teaching and Learning OERs

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Teaching and Learning Resources

Of primary importance and focus of the DEHub’s research is the evidence based approach to the research. In a recent Meta Analysis of the literature on online learning from 1996 to 2008 by the US Department of Education it states:

Finally, readers should be cautioned that the literature on alternative online learning practices has been conducted for the most part by professors and other instructors who are conducting research using their own courses. Moreover, the combinations of technology, content and activities used in different experimental conditions have often been ad hoc rather than theory based. As a result, the field lacks a coherent body of linked studies that systematically test theory-based approaches in different contexts. (U.S. Department of Education: 2009 49) [[1]]

With this in mind our goal is use evidence base approaches to test the based approaches in teaching and learning.

References U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies, Washington, D.C., 2009. Retrieved 4 July 2009 from http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/tech/evidence-based-practices/finalreport.pdf