Equity considerations for open educational resources in the glocalization of education

Willems, Julie and Bossu, Carina 2012, Equity considerations for open educational resources in the glocalization of education, Distance education, vol. 33, no. 2, Special issue : OERs and social inclusion, pp. 185-199, doi: 10.1080/01587919.2012.692051.

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Title Equity considerations for open educational resources in the glocalization of education
Author(s) Willems, JulieORCID iD for Willems, Julie orcid.org/0000-0003-0487-6192
Bossu, Carina
Journal name Distance education
Volume number 33
Issue number 2
Season Special issue : OERs and social inclusion
Start page 185
End page 199
Total pages 15
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 0158-7919
Keyword(s) Education equity
Open educational resources
Social Sciences
Education & Educational Research
Summary Open educational resources (OER) have become new buzzwords in the glocalization of education. While OER are often espoused as enabling educational equity, the reality is not always the case. Looking only at the positives of new educational methods can mask perpetuating challenges, which makes the open aspect of OER a misnomer. Taking an alternative stance, this article critically evaluates the broader notion of OER through the lens of equity. It contends that while equity reasons often underpin the provision of OER, challenges continue to be experienced by some in accessing open digital materials for learning. This article explores some of these issues and argues that equity considerations are fundamental in OER design.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/01587919.2012.692051
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
130199 Education Systems not elsewhere classified
220104 Human Rights and Justice Issues
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2012, Routledge
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