Sharing, Adaptation and Organization of Open Educational Resources: Exploring the Teachers’ Attitude of Sukhothai Thamathirat Open University, Thailand
Jeetendra Pande1, Alka Singh2, Kamolrat Intaratat3, G Mythili4
1Dr. Jeetendra Pande*, Assistant Professor School of Computer Science & IT, Uttarakhand Open University, India.
2Dr. Alka Singh, Assistant Professor, Central Institute of Educational Technology, National Council for Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi, India.
3Dr. Kamolrat Intaratat, Associate Professor School of Communication Arts, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand.
4G.Mythili, Deputy Director Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, India.
Manuscript received on September 19, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 20, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 31-36 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1016109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1016.109119
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Abstract: The Open Educational Resource(OER) is based on culture of sharing and learning, encouraging the teachers to adopt existing OER, adapt and share with others to keep up the cycle of collaboration and continuous improvement. Understanding teachers’ attitude towards the use of OER and comparing data across institutions may help to recognize the issues that impact OER take-up. The major objectives of the paper is to study the teacher’s attitude towards OER at Sukhothai Thamathirat Open University(STOU), Thailand. The teachers’ attitude towards OER scale with a five-point scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree was used in this study. Based on the scale, adaptation & use of OER and sharing of OER can be identified. The questionnaire was distributed to the faculty of STOU. There were 32 respondents of STOU considered for analysis. Data captured through online form. The data have been analyzed quantitatively by implying statistical measures. The frequency measures were used to present the demographic as well as other data along with chi-square test. The analysis was done in SPSS. Teachers of Thailand are encouraged to share OER for their professional enhancement and personal satisfaction. It is interesting to find that majority of them are motivated to share and contribute to OER for dissemination of ideas in a knowledge society.
Keywords: Open Educational Resources (OER), Attitude, Adaptation, Sharing resources.