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Can OER break down barriers to participation in education?


Observations from a Researcher with The Open University’s (OU’s) OER Research Hub, based in the OU’s Institute of Educational Technology.

Reblogged from The art of OER research:

Are open education models leading to more equitable access to education? The OER Research Hub (OERRH) has spent the past few months gathering evidence around this question in connection with OERRH hypothesis C – ‘Open education models lead to more equitable access to education, serving a broader base of learners than traditional education’. The emergent picture is mixed, based on evidence from our research with…

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The art of open research

Are open education models leading to more equitable access to education? The OER Research Hub (OERRH) has spent the past few months gathering evidence around this question in connection with OERRH hypothesis C – ‘Open education models lead to more equitable access to education, serving a broader base of learners than traditional education’. The emergent picture is mixed, based on evidence from our research with collaborating projects.

For example, in May I visited India to conduct research with the TESS-India project, which aims to use OER both in training new teachers, to meet a shortfall estimated at 1.33 million, and in improving the practice of existing teachers.  TESS-India built on the success of its sister project TESSA (www.tessafrica.net), and is working in partnership with Indian States and the TESS-India partner education institutions to create the first and biggest network of freely available, high quality, teacher education resources…

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