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The role of OER localisation in building a knowledge partnership for development: insights from the TESSA and TESS-India teacher education projects

Buckler, Alison; Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Seal, Timothy and Musafir, Shankar (2014). The role of OER localisation in building a knowledge partnership for development: insights from the TESSA and TESS-India teacher education projects. Open Praxis, 6(3) pp. 221–233.

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Abstract

OER continue to support the needs of educators and learners globally. However, it is clear that to maximise their potential more focus is needed on reuse and repurposing. Accordingly, adapting OER for local contexts remains one of the greatest challenges of the open education movement, with little written about how to support communities of users to adapt materials.

This paper emerges from the ongoing debate around education quality in low income countries (LICs), taking as its focus two OER projects led by the Open University –TESSA and TESS-India. These projects have collaboratively developed core banks of OERs for teacher education that respond to regional and national priorities and pedagogies. In this paper we explore how the projects have supported localisation of the OERs and how processes of OER localisation can contribute to more equal knowledge partnerships in the pursuit of education quality.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 The authors
ISSN: 2304-070X
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
OER Research HubNot SetHewlett Foundation
TESS-IndiaNot SetDFID; Hewlett Foundation
Keywords: open educational resources; OER; localisation; India; TESS-India; TESSA; teacher education; open education; open educational practices;
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Other Departments > Other Departments
Other Departments
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Item ID: 40814
Depositing User: Leigh-Anne Perryman
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2014 09:21
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2017 16:54
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/40814
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