Rather Wikipedia than textbooks: Patterns of usage of Open Educational Resources (OER) by Students of Environmental Fields
Keywords:Open education resources; higher education; environmental disciplines
The aim of the research is to review current debates about OER usage on the higher education level, and answer the research question: "What are the environmental students' OER usage patterns?" in the context of environmental studies in the Czech Republic. The data was acquired through a survey questionnaire (n=233). Two kinds of statistical tests were performed: 1) t-test and 2) Chi-square test. Most students use OER as often as or more often than classical materials. Wikipedia is the most used resource. Availability, amount of information and easy orientation are the most value benefits of OER usage. Because of the popularity of OER among students, educational institutions should focus their attention on OER.
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