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Tuesday, April 24 • 14:25 - 14:50
Degrees of social inclusion: Open educational practices and resources in the Global South

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This presentation explores the question: whether, why, and how do OEP and OER contribute to the social inclusion of underserved communities in the Global South by widening access to education, encouraging educational participation, and fostering empowerment of educators and learners? Using a conceptual framework proposed by Gidley, Hampson, Wheeler and Bereded-Samuel (2010) – which posits that social inclusion “can be understood as pertaining to a nested schema regarding degrees of inclusion” (p.2) comprised of access (the narrowest interpretation), participation (a broader interpretation) and empowerment (the widest interpretation) – the presentation answers this question by highlighting findings from the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project, whose research focuses on OEP and OER activities in three regions of the Global South: South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. ROER4D consists of 18 sub-projects with more than 100 participating researchers and research associates in Afghanistan, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams

Associate Professor, University of Cape Town
Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Innovation in Teaching & Learning at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.  She teaches Online Learning Design and Advanced Research Design courses to postgraduate students and also supervises Masters and... Read More →
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Henry Trotter

Editorial Manager & Researcher, University of Cape Town
I'm a researcher and editorial manager for the ROER4D project, based at the University of Cape Town. I work on OER in the Global South.

Tuesday April 24, 2018 14:25 - 14:50 CEST