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Simplification of open educational resources in English. / Rets, Irina; Stickler, Ursula; Coughlan, Tim; Astruc, Lluïsa.

Open World Learning: Research, Innovation and the Challenges of High-Quality Education. ed. / Bart Rienties; Regine Hampel; Eileen Scanlon; Denise Whitelock. London : Routledge, 2022. p. 89-102 (Routledge Research in Digital Education and Educational Technology).

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Rets, I, Stickler, U, Coughlan, T & Astruc, L 2022, Simplification of open educational resources in English. in B Rienties, R Hampel, E Scanlon & D Whitelock (eds), Open World Learning: Research, Innovation and the Challenges of High-Quality Education. Routledge Research in Digital Education and Educational Technology, Routledge, London, pp. 89-102. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003177098-8

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Rets, I., Stickler, U., Coughlan, T., & Astruc, L. (2022). Simplification of open educational resources in English. In B. Rienties, R. Hampel, E. Scanlon, & D. Whitelock (Eds.), Open World Learning: Research, Innovation and the Challenges of High-Quality Education (pp. 89-102). (Routledge Research in Digital Education and Educational Technology). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003177098-8

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Rets I, Stickler U, Coughlan T, Astruc L. Simplification of open educational resources in English. In Rienties B, Hampel R, Scanlon E, Whitelock D, editors, Open World Learning: Research, Innovation and the Challenges of High-Quality Education. London: Routledge. 2022. p. 89-102. (Routledge Research in Digital Education and Educational Technology). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003177098-8

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Rets, Irina ; Stickler, Ursula ; Coughlan, Tim ; Astruc, Lluïsa. / Simplification of open educational resources in English. Open World Learning: Research, Innovation and the Challenges of High-Quality Education. editor / Bart Rienties ; Regine Hampel ; Eileen Scanlon ; Denise Whitelock. London : Routledge, 2022. pp. 89-102 (Routledge Research in Digital Education and Educational Technology).

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