This is the Main Page of the "pop-up" microwiki LUOERL, developed to support the project
- A review of how learners make use of online resources to support their learning
funded by the Open Educational Resources Programme Phase 2.
Now click on LUOERL.
The project is now complete
The final report is now public - linked from http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearning/oer2/LearnerVoice.aspx
Also see the Final Bibliographies (these replace the Interim Bibliographies) - note that the final bibliographies (and the Mendeley databases behind them) have been updated in minor ways to be consistent with the bibliography of the final report.
Some outputs of this project have been taken forward into the EU funded project POERUP - Policies for OER Uptake. See http://poerup.referata.com/wiki/POERUP for more details. This project was in August 2011 offered funding by the European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme KA3 (ICT) - project 519138-LLP-1-2011-1-UK-KA3-KA3MP and started activity in November 2011. The POERUP project wiki is at http://poerup.referata.com
Researchers of Tomorrow: The research behaviour of Generation Y doctoral students - news item of 28 June 2012
Researchers of Tomorrow is the UK's largest study to date on the research behaviour of Generation Y doctoral students (born between 1982 and 1994). JISC and the British Library jointly commissioned the three year study in 2009, which involved 17,000 doctoral students from 70 universities at various stages in the project.
Our research findings reveal:
- Doctoral students are increasingly reliant on secondary research resources (eg journal articles, books), moving away from primary materials (eg primary archival material and large datasets)
- Access to relevant resources is a major constraint for doctoral students’ progress. Authentication access and licence limitations to subscription-based resources, such as e-journals, are particularly problematic.
- Open access and copyright appear to be a source of confusion for Generation Y doctoral students, rather than encouraging innovation and collaborative research.
- This generation of doctoral students operate in an environment where their research behaviour does not use the full potential of innovative technology.
- Doctoral students are insufficiently trained or informed to be able to fully embrace the latest opportunities in the digital information environment.
These findings raise important questions about research development, training and support within research led organisations and the openness and sharing of research.
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