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ItemDesigning integration of OER and OEP(2018-05) Karunanayaka, Shironica; Naidu, SomUsing a design-based research approach, some initiatives in Open Educational Resources (OER) and practices (OEP) were implemented at the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL): integrating ICT & OER in Teacher Education Programmes (OERTE); implementation of an OER-based e-Learning Online Course (OEReL); reflection and evaluation on impacts of OER integration in Teacher Education (OERTL). The presentation outlines challenges, strategies and “changes” that emerged in each programme. Key challenges faced during the ‘change’ process were successfully addressed through carefully designed interventions. ItemDevelopment of the Open Educational Practices Impact Evaluation Index(2018-05) Naidu, Som; Karunanayaka, ShironicaThe OEP-IE Index was developed as part of the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project implemented at the Open University of Sri Lanka, to evaluate the impacts of the integration of Open Educational Resources (OER) by school teachers. The Index functions as an instrument to capture perceptions, perspectives and practices of practitioners who engage with OER in their teaching and learning activities and how these might change over time. Drafts and revisions of the pilot survey instrument are presented along with some results from the pilot test. ItemDreamweaving open educational practices(Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, 2018-02) Karunanayaka, Shironica; Naidu, SomOpen Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) are making education accessible to all through open licensing of materials. Case studies in this book represent a realization of the dreams of participating teachers from the Sri Lankan school system. Their stories are a testament to a thirst for knowledge and for the improvement of the lives of their students, as well as their own as teachers. Through the 5-Rs framework: Retain; Reuse; Revise; Remix & Redistribution, OER supports the ‘opening up’ of education, providing teachers and learners with opportunities for sharing educational resources openly and freely. ItemImpacts of OER : what difference does it make and how?(2015-10-16) Naidu, Som; Karunanayaka, ShironicaThe Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) provides a major role in awareness raising among educators about OER, and encouraging use and creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) within the education system. This presentation outlines details of a proposed study regarding integration of OER and their impact on teaching and learning in Sri Lankan schools. ItemOpenness in education : teacher perspectives through concept mapping(2018-05) Karunanyaka, Shironica; Naidu, Som; Koogamurthy, Sashikala; Ariyaratne, Anoma; Gonsalkorala, L.R.; Dhanapala, T.D.T.LThe concept mapping exercise carried out with participation from student teachers at the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) was a useful strategy to help visualize teacher understandings around “openness in education.” This presentation includes examples of participant “maps” with a data analysis component. Even though the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) was novel to the teachers, their perspectives on ‘sharing’ and ‘openness’ in education and its relevance to teaching and learning were quite optimistic.