Ownership and Agency in the adoption of Open Educational Resources

Virginia Rodés-Paragarino, Adriana Gewerc-Barujel

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Abstract

  

The widespread focus on ownership in the field of OER refers to the ownership of copyright, and the way to open sharing and publishing, as an intrinsic and defining characteristic. Based on a Grounded Theory study, along with Biographical Methods and Digital Ethnography, the article proposes moving from the perspective of OER as open content sharing, to a broader conceptualization that encompasses emotional ownership, ownership in of curriculum change, and teachers’ agency in the development of the curriculum as key factors for OER adoption.

 

 

Keywords:  open educational eesources, ownership, emotional ownership, agency, teachers’ agency, curriculum change.


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