A Tale of Two Globes: Exploring the North/South Divide in Use of OER

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Open EducationResearch HubA Tale of Two Globes: Exploring the North/South Divide in Use of OER

Beatriz de los ArcosRob FarrowBeck PittMartin WellerThe Open University, UK

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Project Co-PILOT

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OERRH Survey Data: 7,700 responses from 175 countries

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bit.ly/OERRH_SurveyDataCC BY-NC Richard https://flic.kr/p/daKBTG

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CC BY-ND Wes Dickinson https://flic.kr/p/q7tS35 divide?

N=7635Global South 24%Global North 76%Role38% informal learners29% formal learners32% educators45% informal learners28.4% formal learners23.2% educatorsGender62% male36.6% female44% male55% femaleAge28% 25-34 years-old22.3% 25-34 years-oldEducational Qualification38% postgraduate32% undergraduate34.5% postgraduate26% undergraduateEmployment status48.3% full-time13% part-time47.2% full-time17.7% part-timeEnglish native speakers31%75%Internet Access56% mobile49% home broadband70% mobile89% home broadband

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EducatorsGlobal SouthGlobal NorthGender58% male42% female48% male52% femaleAge28% 35-44 years-old26% 45-54 years-oldEducational Qualification60% postgraduate24% undergraduate64% postgraduate20% undergraduateEmployment status67% full-time16% part-time61% full-time23% part-timeEnglish native speakers39%76%Teaching experience49% >10 years57% >10 years

Digital literacies*

Engagement with OER

The OER Engagement Ladder (Wild, 2012)http://www.open.ac.uk/score/files/score/file/OER%20Engagement%20Study%20Joanna%20Wild_full%20research%20report.pdf

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[Wilds] model does not allow for consideration of contextual factors enabling and inhibiting OER use in development contexts. (Perryman & Seal, 2015)Open educational practices and attitudes to openness across India: reporting the findings of the OER Research Hub pan-India survey. OER15, 14-15 April 2015, Cardiff.

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Challenges in using OER*

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Global SouthGlobal NorthI have adapted OER to fit my needs80.2%87.8%I have created resources for teaching34%42%I have created resources and published them under an open license*8.9%17.6%

Educators + technology as challenge =

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Technology barriersNot relevant to local contextImpact of OER on teachingchallengechallenge

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Challenges in using OER*

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CC BY Matt Brown https://flic.kr/p/qPkG8vconnecting

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