Rather Wikipedia than textbooks: Patterns of usage of Open Educational Resources (OER) by Students of Environmental Fields

  • Eduard Petiška
Keywords: Open education resources; higher education; environmental disciplines

Abstract

The aim of the research is to review current debates about OER usage on the higher education level, and answer the research question: "What are the environmental students' OER usage patterns?" in the context of environmental studies in the Czech Republic. The data was acquired through a survey questionnaire (n=233). Two kinds of statistical tests were performed: 1) t-test and 2) Chi-square test. Most students use OER as often as or more often than classical materials. Wikipedia is the most used resource. Availability, amount of information and easy orientation are the most value benefits of OER usage. Because of the popularity of OER among students, educational institutions should focus their attention on OER.

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Published
10. 12. 2018
How to Cite
Petiška, E. (2018). Rather Wikipedia than textbooks: Patterns of usage of Open Educational Resources (OER) by Students of Environmental Fields. Envigogika, 13(2). https://doi.org/10.14712/18023061.569
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Reviewed Papers