Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective

This book, the result of an OER Asia research project hosted and implemented by the Wawasan Open University (WOU) in Malaysia, with support from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), brings together ten country reports and ten case studies on OER in the Asian region that highlight the typical situations obtaining in each context.

The survey results presented here indicate that teachers in their classrooms are at the forefront of OER use in Asian HE. Their commitment to excellence in teaching is the real driving force in the reuse/adaptation of OER, overriding the general lack of awareness and, more importantly, the lack of career advancement incentives and supportive institutional policies. This in itself is a great strength and augurs well for the future of OER in Asia, where institutions and governments will require more time to adopt open licensing approaches. What this book illustrates is the pressing need to foster faculty commitment to OER, whilst encouraging the gradual evolution of institutional policies.

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Surveys & Reports
Year
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 (All day)
Publisher
Commonwealth of Learning, OER Asia
Author/Editor
Gajaraj Dhanarajan, David Porter
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