Harnessing OER to Drive Systemic Educational Change in Secondary Schooling

Type: Reports/Research Reports
Author: Neil Butcher and Associates
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: schools, ICT, OER

This research project has sought to engage with the challenge of determining the conditions under which use of OER can drive a transformative educational agenda in schooling systems, using case studies in the developing world as its action research terrain. The desktop research conducted served to reinforce the urgent imperative for transformation of traditional schooling models, which are increasingly unsuited to the world in which their students live. It also highlighted that the notionof a transformative educational agenda has a longstanding lineage, which precedes the emergence of the concept of OER by several decades.