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Widening participation in higher education through Open Educational Resources
Lane, Andy

PublishedMarch 2012
SeriesCollaborative Learning 2.0: Open Educational Resources
Chapter 1, Pages 1 - 15
PublisherIGI Global
EditorsConnolly, Teresa · Okada, Alexandra · Scott, Peter J.

ABSTRACT
This chapter examines the role that open educational resources might play in widening participation in higher education. It begins by highlighting the perceived importance of widening participation in higher education throughout the world and how that is defined, followed by the role that openness plays more generally in higher education, and then discusses the many ways in which open educational resources may help in opening up higher education by widening the audiences for them. It goes on to set out a conceptual framework for analysing both widening participation activities and open educational resources. It concludes that openness, as exemplified by open educational resources, is beginning to influence educational opportunities around the world, but that care is needed in setting out the contexts in which such activity is taking place.

Keywords higher education · OER adoption

ISSNISBN13: 9781466603004, ISBN10: 1466603003, EISBN13: 9781466603011
DOI10.4018/978-1-4666-0300-4.ch001
URLhttp://www.igi-global.com/chapter/widening-participation-higher-education-through/64397
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