Thursday, October 17, 2013

Survey > Quality and Pedagogical Guidelines for Open Educational Resources (OER) Use in Higher Education

Dear OER Experts or University Educators,

The researchers are conducting an online survey to develop and validate a set of quality and pedagogical guidelines which individual educators in higher education can apply in selecting and utilizing freely available OER for their teaching. OER can be full courses, textbooks, course materials, video/audio lectures, tests, and any other materials or tools used to support teaching and learning.

We are asking for your help in validating the quality/pedagogical guidelines for OER by completing an online survey. This survey should take about 10 minutes.

This survey has 4 sections:

  • Section 1, Your Background, consists of 4 questions.
  • Section 2, Quality Standards, consists of rating the importance of the 18 Quality Standards.
  • Section 3, Pedagogical Guidelines, consists of rating the usefulness of the 10 Pedagogical Strategies.
  • Section 4, Additional Comments, consists of an optional opportunity to provide additional comments or suggestions. 
Your responses will be added together with other experts and educators involved in developing and/or using OER in selected universities in various regions . Your participation in this study is voluntary and you may stop at any time. Your participation in this survey will remain confidential.  The survey does not require any personal information that would identify who is making the responses.  While there are no foreseeable risks to you as a participant in this survey, your participation will contribute significantly to creating Quality Standards and Pedagogical Guidelines for OER useful for effective university teaching. We shall be pleased to share results of this survey with you upon request.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact any of the researchers below.

If you’ve read our explanation above and agree to participate in this survey, please click the “Continue to Survey” button below.  If not, please exit this page.

Findings of the survey will be first shared on a website ( and later published in an open journal which is under a Creative Commons license.

Thank you for your contribution to the development of the quality standards / pedagogical guidelines for OER use in higher education.


Insung Jung ( and Teruyoshi Sasaki (
Professors of Education, International Christian University
3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-8585, Japan
Tel: 81-422-33-3125/3123

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