Book Review: Adoption and Impact of OER in the Global South
Adoption and Impact of OER in the Global South takes the reader around the world to learn about developments in open educational resources (OER) from a range of emerging world perspectives. Contributions emanate from South America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South and Southeast Asia, offering the reader coverage of more than half the world’s population.
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Learning for Development in the Context of South Africa: Considerations for Open Education Resources in Improving Higher Education Outcomes Baijnath, Narend (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-07)Education is at the core of South Africa’s national development. The National Development Plan recognizes the potential of education to transform individuals and drive attainment of other development goals. The country’s ...
A Social Justice Framework for Understanding Open Educational Resources and Practices in the Global South Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl A; Trotter, Henry (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-12)At the heart of the open educational resources (OER) movement is the intention to provide affordable access to culturally relevant education to all. This imperative could be described as a desire to provide education in a ...
Book Review: Selwyn, Neil (2013). Education in a Digital World: Global Perspectives on Technology and Education. New York: Routledge. Bullen, Mark (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014)This is a relatively short book but in its 164 pages and eight chapters, Selwyn manages to present a penetrating analysis of the role of educational technology in international development and the often hidden ideologies ...
Book Review: Moon, Bob. (2013). Teacher Education and the Challenge of Development: A Global Analysis. New York: Routledge. Younger, Mike (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014)This is a wide-ranging, ambitious book that sets out to explore the connectivities between teacher education and the development agenda, in the context of low and middle-income economies. In four distinct sections, it ...
Conole, Grainne; Brown, Mark (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-12)This paper critiques the rise and impact of the open education movement, focusing in particular on Higher Education. It considers the impact of adopting more open practices on learning, teaching and research. In terms of ...