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OER, Resources for learning – Experiences from an OER Project in Sweden

This article aims to share experience from a Swedish project on the introduction and implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education with both national and international perspectives. The project, OER – resources for learning, was part of the National Library of Sweden Open Access initiative and aimed at exploring, raising awareness of and disseminating the use of OER and the resulting pedagogical advantages for teaching and learning. Central to the project’s activities were a series of regional seminars which all featured a combination of multi-site meetings combined with online participation. This combination proved highly successful and extended the reach of the project. In total the project reached around 1000 participants at its events and many more have seen the recorded sessions.

Article first published in “European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning”, 2012/II, ©Ebba Ossiannilsson, Alastair M. Creelman. Reprinted with permission.

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Management and Panchtantra: a door ahead to wisdom in corporate world

When we think of innovation and creativity in India the first thought coming into our mind is the giant software Industry which through its cutting edge technology has created an aura in the global market.
But there is more which Indian legacy has in store, for the corporate world. India is having a rich heritage filled with fables and epics. In the today´s competitive world where uniqueness is the cue it becomes very important to understand the learning´s of this rich heritage and implement them in day to day functioning.

Received: 29 April 2011
Revised: 20 May 2011

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The changing landscape of higher education

Focusing strictly on technology trends can obscure other environmental factors that are drivers for innovation in higher education. The authors identify ten fissures in the landscape that are creating areas of potentially tectonic change.

Article originally published in ‘Educause Review’, V. 46 (2011), n. 1, as open access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence
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The organizational dynamics of knowledge and IT-enabled innovations

The paper presents an integrated framework for IT-enabled organizational innovations. The framework highlights the factors that affect the effective introduction of knowledge and information systems to become organizational innovations. It conceptualizes the innovation process as an open system and takes into consideration knowledge management and performance evaluation. The rationale for this framework is that because of the narrow scope of current frameworks, managers and IT personnel often fail to see the whole picture of their organizations. This difficulty reduces managers´ ability to understand the interrelationships between IT-based innovations and business processes. Consequently, introducing IT/IS into an organizational context doesn´t achieve its intended objectives and often fails entirely. The framework will be useful to managers in their efforts to transform their organizational operations with the use of IT applications.

© 2010 The Author. Article originally published in ‘Journal of Technology Research’, V. 2 (2010), http://aabri.com/manuscripts/10524.pdf
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