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Title: How university teachers in developing countries perceive the use of open educational resources in higher education
Authors: Garrote Jurado, Ramon
Pettersson, Tomas
Department: University of Borås. Centre for Learning and Teaching
Issue Date: 2-Jul-2012
Citation: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies July 2nd-4th, 2012 — Barcelona, Spain
ISBN: 9788469534915
Pages: 101-108
Publisher: International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED)
Media type: text
Publication type: conference paper, peer reviewed
Keywords: information and communication technology
Open Educational Resources
higher learning institutions
developing countries
Subject Category: Subject categories::Social Sciences::Social Sciences::Pedagogy::Pedagogy
Subject categories::Social Sciences::Social Sciences
Area of Research: Engineering Education
Strategic Research Area: Teacher education and education work
Abstract: This study was conducted to find out how lecturers in developing countries perceive the use of Open Educational Resources (OER). A group of teachers at the Instituto superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría, Facultad de Ingeniería Eléctrica (Havana, Cuba) participated in a course about the use of Learning Management Systems that only used OER. After they had been introduced to the concept they answered a questionnaire with a number of statements about the use and sharing of free material on the internet. The answers show that the lecturers were positive to the use of free course material and expressed their willingness to make their own material available. The results also confirm the hypothesis that peer recognition is an important reward for the time and effort spent on producing freeware. The authors assert that extensive use of OER could increase the quality of education, as well as making education more accessible in developing countries. To stimulate the production and dissemination of OER it is recommended that institutions of education worldwide promote the use of OER and encourage lecturers to take part in the free sharing of material on the internet.
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