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Equity considerations for open educational resources in the glocalization of education
Willems, Julie and Bossu, Carina

PublishedAugust 2012
JournalDistance Education
Volume 33, Issue 2, Pages 185 - 199

ABSTRACT
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.

Keywords e-inclusion · education · equity · Open Educational Resources

Languageen
ISSN1475-0198
RightsThis article is NOT openly licensed.
DOI10.1080/01587919.2012.692051
Other informationDistance Education
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