The OER Knowledge Cloud makes use of cookies. By continuing, you consent to this use. More information.
Open educational practices and attitudes to openness across India: Reporting the findings of the Open Education Research Hub Pan-India Survey
Perryman, Leigh-Anne and Seal, Tim

PublishedMay 2016
Type of workOER15 special collection
JournalJournal of Interactive Media in Education
Volume 2016, Issue 1, Pages 1-17
CountryIndia, Asia

ABSTRACT
In recent years India has shown a growing appetite for open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP). Despite this, there is a paucity of research on OER use and impact, the extensiveness of OEP, and attitudes towards openness in India. This paper reports on research intended to help fill that knowledge gap by conducting a pan-India survey using many of the questions developed by the UK Open University’s Open Education Research Hub (OERH) for use in its OER impact research around the world (http://oerresearchhub.org/collaborative-research/instruments/). Delivered online, in English and Hindi, the pan-India survey is the biggest of its kind to have been conducted in India. Analysis of the collected data reveals extensive evidence of educators using OER to improve their teaching, and survey respondents’ common belief in the educational benefits of OER. In addition, despite encountering greater technical and structural barriers to OER use than those typically experienced by OERH survey respondents from the Global North, the pan-Indian survey respondents tend to show more engagement with OEP than their developed country peers, notably in terms of creating resources and publishing them on a Creative Commons (CC) license, and in adding comments to OER repositories. Accordingly, this paper presents an emergent model intended to better capture the rich contextual factors inhibiting and enabling OER use and OEP in the Global South. It must be acknowledged, however, that our findings relate to a fairly highly educated selection of educators, teacher-educators, students, education managers, academics, activists and policymakers. We therefore plan to expand on our model by conducting further research with a more diverse group of respondents, to include people facing technological, economic and societal barriers to using OER.

Keywords India · OEP · OER · open educational practices · teachers

ISSN1365-893X
RefereedYes
Rightsby/4.0
DOI10.5334/jime.416
Export optionsBibTex · EndNote · Tagged XML · Google Scholar



AVAILABLE FILES
416-3255-1-PB.pdf · 2.2MB24 downloads



Viewed by 31 distinct readers




CLOUD COMMUNITY REVIEWS

The evaluations below represent the judgements of our readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Cloud editors.

Click a star to be the first to rate this document


POST A COMMENT
SIMILAR RECORDS

Addressing a national crisis in learning: Open educational resources, teacher-education in India and the role of online communities of practice
Perryman, Leigh-Anne
India currently suffers from an estimated 1.33 million shortfall in teachers and many existing teachers are unqualified, resulting in inadequate access to education and poor standards of learning for those already in ...
Match: Perryman, Leigh-Anne; India; OER; Asia

The role of OER localisation in building a knowledge partnership for development: insights from the TESSA and TESS-India teacher education projects
Buckler, Alison; Perryman, L -A.; Seal, Tim; Musafir, Shankar; Gil-Jaurena, Inés
OER continue to support the needs of educators and learners globally. However, it is clear that to maximise their potential more focus is needed on reuse and repurposing. Accordingly, adapting OER for local contexts ...
Match: Seal, Tim; India; OER

Teacher professional learning communities: A collaborative OER adoption approach in Karnataka, India
Kasinathan, Gurumurthy; Ranganathan, Sriranjani; Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl; Arinto, Patricia B.
This chapter analyses collaborative Open Educational Resources (OER) adoption amongst Indian school teachers by examining the enabling and constraining techno-social, techno-pedagogical and sociocultural factors in an ...
Match: India; OEP; OER; open educational practices

OER and OEP in the Global South: Implications and recommendations for social inclusion
Arinto, Patricia; Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl; Trotter, Henry; Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl; Arinto, Patricia B.
The Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project was undertaken to provide a better understanding of the uptake of Open Educational Resources (OER) and their impact on education in the Global ...
Match: OEP; OER; open educational practices

Acceptance and usability of OER in India: An investigation using UTAUT Model
Padhi, Nayantara
In the global movement towards open knowledge society, open educational resources (OER) have become a prominent contributor as a medium of education, research and training. In India, the phenomenon of OER is still in ...
Match: India; OER; Asia

Moving towards more participatory practice with Open Educational Resources: TESS-India Academic Review
Wolfenden, Freda; Adinolfi, Lina; Cross, Simon; Lee, Clare; et al.
The purpose of this academic review of TESS-India activity in three states (Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha) was to seek evidence for change brought about by TESS-India in teacher education in each of these states. The ...
Match: India; OER; Asia

Women’s empowerment through openness: OER, OEP and the Sustainable Development Goals
Perryman, L -A.; de los Arcos, Beatriz
This paper explores the potential of open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) in helping achieve women’s empowerment in the developing world. Our evidence comprises the Open Education ...
Match: OEP; OER; open educational practices

How OpenLearn supports a business model for OER
Law, Patrina; Perryman, Leigh-Anne
In 2013, the Open University (OU) in the UK launched a large-scale survey of users of its OpenLearn platform for open educational resources. The survey results revealed that OpenLearn is functioning as a showcase and a ...
Match: Perryman, Leigh-Anne; OER

Impact of integrating OER in teacher education at the Open University of Sri Lanka
Karunanayaka, Shironica P.; Naidu, Som; Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl; Arinto, Patricia B.
This chapter reports on a research project implemented in the Faculty of Education at the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) which investigated the impact of integrating Open Educational Resources (OER) in the ...
Match: OEP; OER; open educational practices

Learning from the innovative open practices of three international health projects: IACAPAP, VCPH and Physiopedia
Coughlan, Tony; Perryman, L -A.; Gil-Jaurena, Inés
Open educational resources and open educational practices are being increasingly used around the globe to train and support professionals in areas where funding and resources are scarce. This paper evaluates the open ...
Match: OEP; OER; open educational practices