Call for EURODL Special Themed Journal Articles: Fostering Creativity – The Use of Open Educational Resources

The European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning announces a special issue for the summer of 2011 entitled “Fostering Creativity – The Use of Open Educational Resources”.

This special issue will explore in more depth the nature of creativity and how this might be understood and used to better harness the potential of OER.

The special issue will be edited by Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen, Dept. of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University, DK, Graínne Conole, Institut of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK, and Asger Harlung, Dept. of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University, DK.

Overall objectives of the special issue

From the perspective of stimulating change and bringing about creativity in the design of OER, the special issue aims to identify and present, from a principled approach, the latest research, not only on relevant theory and various practice contexts, but also in terms of capturing learning designs and best-practice, which demonstrate significant and creative ways of enhancing the learning process through effective use of OER.

Key Dates

Submission of full manuscripts: 1st March 2011

Reviewers’ comments will be sent by: 1st April 2011

Revised versions to be received by: 1st May 2011

Publication: Summer 2011


The invited contributions in this special issue include papers addressing the following overall areas:

  • Articulation of the nature of creativity and some of the key theoretical perspectives on creativity
  • Studies of creativity in the use of OER in teaching and learning for the future
  • Ways in which new approaches to design can foster creativity in both teachers and learners
  • Reports on case studies or educational programmes using new technology and OER in novel ways to enhance and support student creativity
  • Methodological studies that enhance dialogic approaches to creativity and empowerment using OER
  • Critical theoretical approaches to transferring modern social, community and private learning practices to educational contexts
  • Re-representation: One content, many representations in different media
  • Enhancing flexibility with OER
  • Analyses on flexibility and creativity enhancing factors in web-based community settings
  • Designing (personalizing) the task for the subject
  • Design suggestions for better inclusion and evaluation of qualified solutions that breach tradition or consensus in the established context
  • Teacher and student collaboration in designing personalized education
  • Bridging educational levels and disciplines in open educational environments (OEE)
  • Design suggestions for new and flexible forms of assessment
  • Design suggestions for presenting and representing qualifications in new and individual student profiles from individually customized educations
  • “Avant-garde” visions for OER and technology-based teaching and learning

To read the full Call for Articles and for online submission, please visit:


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