RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal

A bilingual refereed research e-journal in e-learning, university and network society.


RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal is an electronic publication coedited by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and its eLearn Center, and the University of New England and its dehub.

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RUSC is an electronic journal that publishes two issues per year (January and July).

The journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

ISSN: 1698-580X


Vol 11, No 3 (July 2014)

This issue has two sections; one contains research articles related to the journal’s thematic areas, and the other is a Special Section in which we present five articles to update you about Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives in the broader Oceania region of the southern hemisphere. Over the past decade, there has been a steady increase in the number of OER available and in the number of institutions providing OER online, and concepts of open content, open data and open access have come to the fore.

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Table of Contents

Editorial PDF PDF (Español) PDF (Català) EPUB EPUB (Español) EPUB (Català)
Josep M. Duart, Rosalind James 1-3

Research Articles

SIMULACRE: A proposal for practical training in e-learning environments PDF PDF (Español) EPUB EPUB (Español)
Alba Colombo, Muriel Gómez Pradas 4-21
University Lecturers’ Conceptions of Ethics and Citizenship Education in the European Higher Education Area: a Case Study PDF PDF (Español) EPUB EPUB (Español)
Francisco Esteban Bara, Teodor Mellen, Maria Rosa Buxarrais Estrada 22-31
University virtualisation in Latin America PDF PDF (Español) EPUB EPUB (Español)
Claudio Antonio Rama 32-41
Bibliometric profile of RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal PDF PDF (Español) EPUB EPUB (Español)
María Teresa Ramiro Sánchez, Tamara Ramiro-Sánchez, Rubén Alba-Ruiz 42-62
Analysis of the didactic use of tablets in the European Higher Education Area PDF PDF (Español) EPUB EPUB (Español)
Esteban Vázquez Cano, M. Luisa Sevillano 63-77

Special Section

Conversations from south of the equator: Challenges and Opportunities in OER across Broader Oceania PDF PDF (Español) EPUB EPUB (Español)
Rosalind James, Carina Bossu 78-90
Open Educational Resources: a regional university’s journey PDF PDF (Español) EPUB EPUB (Español)
Theresa Koroivulaono 91-107
'Fit for Purpose': a cohort-centric approach to MOOC design PDF PDF (Español) EPUB EPUB (Español)
Carolyn Elizabeth King, Kathleen Doherty, Jo-Anne Kelder, Fran McInerney, Justin Walls, Andrew Robinson, James Vickers 108-121
The evolution of open access to research and data in Australian higher education PDF PDF (Español) EPUB EPUB (Español)
Vicki Picasso, Liam Prior Phelan 122-133
OER in practice: Organisational change by bootstrapping PDF PDF (Español) EPUB EPUB (Español)
John Hannon, Simon Huggard, Annabel Orchard, Nick Stone 134-150
OER adoption: a continuum for practice PDF PDF (Español) EPUB EPUB (Español)
Adrian Stagg 151-164

 Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. eLearn CenterUniversity of New England. DeHub

RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal is an e-journal coedited by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona) and its eLearn Center, and the University of New England (Australia) and its dehub.

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