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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Developing Partnerships to Acquire Impact: The Role of Three Regional Centres’ Capacity Building Efforts for ODL Adoption in the Emerging World Perris, Kirk; McGreal, Rory (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-07-20)Partnerships are central to the awareness, implementation and development of open and distance learning (ODL). It is an attribute that is distinct in the higher education sector, where ODL has made a large footprint by ...
Book Review: Moocs and Open Education in the Global South: Challenges, Successes and Opportunities Anderson, Terry (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-03-20)Many Western educators live under the mistaken impression that Massive Open Online Courses are a waning fad that never lived up to the disruptive potential claimed by its early evangelists. However, even so-called ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...