A case study of the factors affecting public University faculty's participation in opencourseware

Chang Hwa Wang, Cheng Ping Chen, Shi Ze Hu

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This study aims to better understand the key factors affecting the decisions of university faculties to participate in the OpenCourseWare (OCW) and to discuss the promotional strategies. The target university is located in Taipei City and is one of the major OCW providers in Taiwan. Nine instructors participated in the OpenCourseWare were interviewed. The research findings exhibited that the key factors affecting instructor's willingness to participate in the OCW included altruistic behavior, motivator, honor, time pressure, etc. The study also suggested a series of promotional strategies that may encourage more instructors to participate in OCW.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-162
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of Educational Media and Library Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct



  • Knowledge sharing
  • Lifelong learning
  • Opencourseware
  • Self-directed learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Conservation
  • Information Systems
  • Archaeology
  • Library and Information Sciences

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