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How popular is the use of Open Educational Resources?
For a first approximation to this problem we used Google Trends. This resource makes it easier to follow the trends in Google search for a particular Term.
To do this we use two Search Terms:
- Open Educational Resources
and the similar term in Spanish:
- Recursos Educativos Abiertos
The chart below shows the trend:
It is observed that the Search Term: Open Educational Resources starts to appear in 2007, but it is not until 2011 that the similar term in Spanish begins to appear.
The average index of the term in English is 38/100 and about about 12 times less (3) for “Recursos Educativos Abiertos”
These preliminary results confirm something we already knew. the use of open educational resources is just starting.