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Workshops on Open Educational Resources for Development

Workshops on Open Educational Resources for Development

New Delhi: 24/09/2014: Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) will be hosting two workshops on “Open Educational Resources for Development” within the framework of a research project supported by the IDRC, Canada. As a part of the Research on Open Education Resources 4 Development (ROER4D) in the Global South, CEMCA is hosting a project for investigating into the attitudes, motivations, barriers and perception of quality of OER amongst teachers in Indian higher education institutions. The first workshop will take place at Hotel Golkonda, Hyderabad from 7-10 October, 2014. Thirty university teachers have been identified by Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANNU) to participate during workshop. Similarly, the second workshop will take place at Hotel Nakshtra, Guwahati from 15-18 October 2014. Around 30 university teachers have been identified by Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University to participate in the second workshop.

The four day workshop will be held for university teachers with the objectives to assist them to understand history and development of OER and enable them to relate the need of OER in their work environment. It will also aim to facilitate appreciation of the importance of open license in educational materials. While the workshops shall be held for three days, the last day would be used for interviews of selected participants for research based on their informed consent.

This four day workshop will also help the research team to collect the data for ROER4D research project. While the participants will be asked for complete a survey, only selected teachers will be interviewed for the purpose of research.