The OER Knowledge Cloud makes use of cookies. By continuing, you consent to this use. More information.
Exploring the Literature on Utilization of Open Educational Resources in Nigeria: Current Context, Potential Determinants, and Future Pathways
Igwe, K. N.

Published2020
Book titleChallenges and Opportunities of Open Educational Resources Management
Chapter 2, Pages 16
PublisherIGI Global
CountryNigeria, Africa

ABSTRACT
This chapter looks at open educational resources (OER), the evolution and conceptualization, the empirical literature so far on utilization of OER in Nigeria, potential determinants of OER utilization, and the future pathways for OER as essential learning resources for functional education and training in the 21st century. The open access movement calls upon researchers and academics to provide open access to their research works by either publishing their findings in open access journals that provide open access to their contents online or by depositing their work into repositories that make their content freely available over the internet. Open educational resources (OER) are now at the forefront of education, knowledge, and skills acquisition across the universe. This implies that OER can be used in all learning environments for addressing learning needs of different classes of individuals in the society. There should be priority attention in developing ICT infrastructures at all levels of education in Nigeria, which is expected to facilitate unhindered exploitation of all kinds of existing OER across the universe.

Keywords OER · ICT infrastructure · Nigeria

LanguageEnglish
RefereedYes
Rights©2020
DOI10.4018/978-1-7998-3559-2.ch002
Export optionsBibTex · EndNote · Tagged XML · Google Scholar


Viewed by 63 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

Alternate academy: Investigating the use of Open Educational Resources by students at the University of Lagos in Nigeria
Onaifo, Daniel; Quan-Haase, Anabel
Open educational resources (OER) are increasingly used to support pedagogical initiatives and learning needs at institutions of higher education across the globe. In this thesis, I examined key issues in the use of OER ...
Match: OER; Nigeria; Africa

Understanding the impact of OER: Achievements and challenges
Hoosen, Sarah; Butcher, Neil; Knyazeva, Svetlana
The publication “Understanding the Impact of OER: Achievements and Challenges” is the result of partnership between the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) and OER Africa, an ...
Match: OER; Africa

The best of two open worlds at the National Open University of Nigeria
Agbu, Jane-frances; Mulder, Fred; de Vries, Fred; Tenebe, Vincent; Caine, Abel
It will be wise for educational institutions, from primary to tertiary level, globally, to reflect on their position and profile with respect to the new concepts of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open ...
Match: OER; Nigeria; Africa

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: OER; Nigeria

Utilization of open educational resources (OER) and quality assurance in universities in Nigeria
Olufunke, Akomolafe Comfort; Adegun, Olajire Adeola
Introduction Utilization of open educational resources (OER) is becoming a global trend. The advent of new technology has made the world to become a global village in information dissemination.
Match: Nigeria; Africa

Determinants of open educational resources usage. Temporal and spatial analysis of an example open educational re- source portal usage
Galwas, Bogdan; Tadeusiewicz, Ryszard
The article analyzes the behavior of users of open educational resources. These behaviors are different from those that have been tested and reported in the literature for computer-aided learning systems. This ...
Match: determinants

Student perceptions of college faculty who use OER
Vojtech, Gabrielle; Grissett, Judy
Research indicates that students find open educational resources (OER) favorable, but there is no research regarding students’ perceptions of faculty who use open textbooks. In the present study we examined this topic ...
Match: OER

Designing an interactive OER course development at Athabasca University based on ODL principles
Yan, Hongxin; Law, Sandra; Gil-Jaurena, Inés
Failure rates in first year calculus courses are high in most post-secondary institutions across North America and other parts of the world. This Inukshuk-funded open education project involved the development of five ...
Match: 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: OER

Data, data everywhere, but ne'er time to think: identifying patterns in user behaviour across changing open media channels
Lane, Andrew; Law, Andrew
The Open University has made its open educational resources (OER) available through a number of different ?open channels?, or websites in different formats. The investigation of mass and individual user activity is not ...
Match: OER