Mainstreaming use of open educational resources (OER) in an African context

Show simple item record Mays, Tony John 2018-06-18T07:27:25Z 2018-06-18T07:27:25Z 2017-10
dc.description.abstract The study derives from a multi-year project implemented by OER Africa. The project sought to understand how OER might be used as a catalyst for pedagogical transformation in African universities. Within a non-determinist and interpretivist theoretical framework and an over-arching project methodology of participatory action research, the study made use of an analytical autoethnographic approach to capture and analyse data and to make recommendations. The approach was informed primarily by hermeneutics and systems thinking and involved multiple in-country engagements and the triangulation of information derived from document review, observation and iterative focus group discussions and individual interviews. The key finding of this study is the suggestion that engagement with OER is unlikely to move from being an individual to an institutional focus unless such engagement is aligned with the overall vision, mission and business model of the university. en_ZA
dc.description.department Unit for Distance Education en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2018 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Mays, T.J. 2017, 'Mainstreaming use of open educational resources (OER) in an African context', Open Praxis, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 387-401. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1369-9997 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2304-070X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.5944/openpraxis.9.4.714
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher International Council for Open and Distance Education en_ZA
dc.rights Papers are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License en_ZA
dc.subject Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Distance and e-Learning (ODeL) en_ZA
dc.subject Open educational resources (OER) en_ZA
dc.subject University business model en_ZA
dc.title Mainstreaming use of open educational resources (OER) in an African context en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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