SP1: Desktop review

Desktop review of OER projects, policies and research in the Global South

Project overview
Project outputs

General objective: To provide regional overviews of OER projects, policies and research in the Global South.

Specific objectives:

  1. To provide overviews of OER projects, policies and research, as well as insight into the infrastructural, legal, sociocultural, and/or economic factors that might influence the adoption of OER in South America (with a specific focus on Peru, Chile and Colombia); Sub-Saharan Africa (with a specific focus on Ghana, Kenya and South Africa), and South/ Southeast Asia (with a specific focus on India, Indonesia and Malaysia).
  2. To provide background information for the final ROER4D meta-analysis process.

 

Overview

Background information on OER projects, policies, and research and information on infrastructural, legal, socio-cultural, and/or economic factors that might influence the adoption of OER in education in these regions is incomplete, despite the work of current initiatives such as the Policies for OER Uptake Project (POERUP).

This desktop review provides a regional overview of OER projects, policies, and research in the Global South to benchmark OER activity in these regions in the period 2013–2016. It provides background information on enabling and constraining infrastructural, legal, socio-cultural, and/or economic factors that might influence the adoption of OER in post-secondary education for the purpose of informing the final ROER4D meta-analysis.

The ROER4D Bibliography brings together the key references resulting from the desktop research and sub-projects’ research reports. It contributes to and expands on the knowledge base of OER activities already developed by OER research projects such as  POERUP, the OER Research Hub, the Open Policy Network, the proposed project by the OECD’S Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) and the OER Mapping Project. In addition, the overview builds upon the UNESCO OER Policy Development Project and current research undertaken by the Open Courseware Consortium

Project outputs

Research on Open Educational Resources for Development. (2017, 27 Feb). ROER4D Bibliography. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/ROER4D-Bibliography

South America

Outputs for this sub-project have not yet been released.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Outputs for this sub-project have not yet been released.

South and South-East Asia

India OER Review – 24.11.2014
Indonesia OER Review – 24.11.2014
Malaysia OER Review – 24.11.2014
Overview of OER Policies and Practices in the S & SE Asian Region – 24.11.2014

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