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  • Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Case studies of emerging practice

    Open Data as Open Educational Resources Case studies of emerging practice is a collection of narratives reflecting good practices in the use of open data in teaching and learning. more

  • Open Data & Education

    In this chapter we explore both the opportunities and challenges that Open Data presents across the educational sector, drawing upon examples from across the world, and wider critical arguments about open data3. We do so aware that, while open data can promote public participation and social innovation, it can also widen prejudice and stigmatise the poor and vulnerable, helping to further... more

  • Supporting Open Practices with Teachers in Zambia

    This paper demonstrates how the features and affordances of open learning have been developed in new and productive ways to provide school-based continuing professional development for teachers in Zambia. It presents and critically reviews data from 200 teachers who have taken part in phase 1 of the Zambian Education School-based Training (ZEST) – a project which, over the next three years,... more

  • ROER4D Project Activity Toolkit

    The Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project was a four-year (2013–2017), large-scale networked project which set out to contribute a Global South research perspective on how open educational resources can help to improve access, enhance quality and reduce the cost of education in the Global South. The project engaged a total of 103 researchers in 18 sub-... more

  • ROER4D Open Research Toolkit - Meta-synthesis conceptual and analytical frameworks

    The Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project was a four-year (2013–2017), large-scale networked project which set out to contribute a Global South research perspective on how open educational resources can help to improve access, enhance quality and reduce the cost of education in the Global South. The project engaged a total of 103 research team members in 18... more

  • A Distributed Content Addressable Network for Open Educational Resources

    We introduce /Content Addressable Resources for Education/ (CARE) as a method for addressing issues of scale, access, management and distribution that currently exist for open educational resources (OER) as they are currently developed in higher education. CARE is based on the concept of the distributed web (dweb) and, using (for example) the Interplanetary File System (IPFS) provides a... more

  • Exploring OER Awareness and Engagement of Academics from a Global South Perspective - a Case Study from Ghana

    This study explored how academics in a Ghanaian university conceptualized and engaged with OER through a qualitative approach (in-depth interviews). “Access”emerged as the most dominant theme in how OER was conceptualized. Academics regarded OER positively; emphasizing its role in reducing the knowledge imbalances between the Global North and Global South and enhancing academic practices.... more

  • Countering linguistic imperialism with stories in the languages of Africa: The African Storybook initiative as a model for enabling in and out of school literacies

    Background: In South Africa, and in many other African countries, official language-in- education policy supports the use of learners’ primary language(s) in early schooling. In reality, texts in the language(s) of the former colonial power are dominant, with high-interest texts in languages familiar to young learners in short supply or non-existent. Where government education departments... more

  • Open Educational Resources Differentiation: A cross-country study on differentiation in access, use and sharing of (Open) Educational Resources at universities in Kenya, Ghana and South Africa

    The academic literature on open educational resources (OER) and practices in higher education has grown substantially over the past decade. OER is seen to offer endless possibilities for Sub-Saharan African universities by reducing costs of education, improving quality of education, as well as increasing access to quality education for all, among others. Sub-Saharan African universities... more

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