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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Edukologija / Education (S007)
Author(s): Teresevičienė, Margarita;Trepulė, Elena;Daukšienė, Estela;Tamoliūnė, Giedrė;Costa, Nilza
Title: Are universities ready to recognize open online learning?
Is part of: International education studies. Ontario: Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2020, Vol. 13, iss. 2
Extent: p. 21-32
Date: 2020
Keywords: Digital learners;Open online learning (OOL);Universities;Requirements for recognition
Abstract: Fast development of technologies, changing needs of digital learners and other aspects of the digital era have had a major impact on universities and their learning management procedures. Access to information online, possibilities of open online learning and need to manage one’s time lead to the changed profile of today’s students and their need to recognize their prior knowledge or skills. This brings a challenge for universities to adapt their procedures of prior learning recognition. This research aims at identifying requirements for universities to recognize open online learning (OOL), focusing on the qualitative analysis of insights and experiences of experts who are knowledgeable and experienced in the field of OOL. Although OOL recognition procedures tend to be similar as in the recognition of other types of learning, the universities face external challenges, coming from labour market, as well as reserved, if not negative, attitudes towards openness and lack of trust in OOL by traditional universities, thus distinguishing the OOL recognition process as being far from accepted practices. The research findings highlight several prospective requirements for universities set to recognize OOL
Affiliation(s): Edukologijos tyrimų institutas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Švietimo akademija
Appears in Collections:1. Straipsniai / Articles
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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