Open Research 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 research team members in 18 subprojects across 21 countries from South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, coordinated by Network Hub teams at the University of Cape Town and Wawasan Open University.

The following three outputs constitute an open research toolkit sharing the conceptual and other tools utilised to conduct the meta-synthesis of the sub-project research findings published in the edited volume, Adoption and Impact of OER in the Global South.


Open research toolkit: Meta-synthesis conceptual and analytical frameworks
Conceptual and analytical frameworks developed over the course of the ROER4D project period to conduct the meta-synthesis.

Open research toolkit: Metasynthesis methodology
How the conceptual and analytical frameworks were employed to conduct the meta-synthesis.

Open research toolkit: Bibliography
Development of the project bibliography of OER research drawn upon by ROER4D sub-project researchers.

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