A Tale of Two Globes: Exploring the North/South Divide in Engagement with Open Educational Resources

de los Arcos, Beatriz and Weller, Martin (2018). A Tale of Two Globes: Exploring the North/South Divide in Engagement with Open Educational Resources. In: Schöpfel, Joachim and Herb, Ulrich eds. Open Divide: Critical Studies on Open Access. Sacramento, CA: Litwin Books, pp. 147–155.

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Abstract

In this chapter we consider what evidence exists of a divide between the Global North and Global South in terms of engagement with open educational resources (OER), understanding engagement as the production and sharing of educational materials online. We discuss whether identifying educators as contributors or consumers of OER can be empirically grounded, and advocate advancing internet access in developing countries to reach a global balance where sharing is key.

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  • 53926
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  • Book Section
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  • 1-63400-029-3, 978-1-63400-029-1
  • Project Funding Details
  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    OU OER Research Hub (H-12-016-PM)2012-7836The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
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  • CC BY-NC
  • Keywords
  • open access; OER; open divide; Global North; Global South; engagement; consumer/contributor
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  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
  • Research Group
  • Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
  • Depositing User
  • Beatriz de los Arcos

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