The last three months we had a trainee, Elise van Utrecht, who did her internship with the TU Delft OpenCourseWare team. Her main research question was:
How do instructors that have published OCW-courses, experience TU Delft OpenCourseWare
This main research question was divided into three sub questions:
- Motives to publish OpenCourseWare courses
- Motives to (re)use open educational resources
- How was the support of the TU Delft OpenCourseWare team
In total 27 instructors (from the 74) have responded to the survey.
Publish OER as OpenCourseWare
The most important motives to publish are:
- Making their content accessible for a broad audience
- Availability of the content
- Provide a clear view of the course to potential student
Instructors were not interested in the motivies "earns you money" and "saves time".
The instructors spend on average 13.5 hours to publish his course. Most of this time is spend on preparing the content.
(Re)use of OER
Only 2 instructors indicated that they reused materials from our OpenCourseWare in their courses. More instructors indicated that the use OER to broaden their own knowledge and to get ideas to improve their own classes.
Some instructors reacted that they were not familiar with the reuse of OER.
Support of our team
Our team gets a 8+ (on a scale to 10) for their support. Kudos for Cora and Martijn!
Instructor mostly have idealistic motives to publish their courses as OpenCourseWare. These motives align with results at other universities.
Instructor don't actively use OER in their courses. Here is some work for us to do.
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