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The discourses of OERs: how flat is this world?

Santos, Andreia Inamorato dos (2008). The discourses of OERs: how flat is this world? Journal of Interactive Media in Education

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Abstract

This paper proposes Critical Discourse Analysis (Fairclough, 2000) as a tool for identifying the various discourses that can be found in the provision of open educational resources. The argument will be built upon the concept of a 'flat world', a powerful metaphor used by Friedman in his famous book 'The World is Flat' (2005). The discussion will draw upon concepts of critical discourse analysis to explore sample data from open educational resources (OERs) initiatives, and will investigate the degree to which such initiatives have a 'flattening' effect in terms of widening participation and empowering individuals through access to knowledge.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2008 The Author
ISSN: 1365-893X
Extra Information: JIME Special Issue: Researching Open Content in Education
Keywords: OER; open content; discourse; critical discourse analysis; discourse analysis
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Item ID: 26616
Depositing User: Andreia Santos
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2011 12:54
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2013 10:28
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26616
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