Differentiation in Access to, and the Use and Sharingof (Open) Educational Resources among Studentsand Lecturers at Technical and ComprehensiveGhanaian Universities

Judith Pete, F. Mulder, José Dutra de Oliveira Neto, Kathleen Ludewig Omollo

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Abstract

This paper is the second in a series of three with a common goal to present a fair OER picture for Sub-SaharanAfrica, represented by large-scale studies in three countries: Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa. This paperexamines a deliberate selection of four Ghanaian universities with randomly sampled students and lecturers.Distinct questionnaires for students and the lecturers have been used, which generated a response from in total818 students and 38 lecturers. The major outcomes based on the empirical data are: (i) there is a significantdigital differentiation among lecturers and students at technical versus comprehensive universities in termsof their proficiency and internet accessibility; and (ii) the awareness and appreciation of the OER conceptand open licensing is low but from the actual variety and types of processing by respondents of educationalresources (not necessarily open) there is a preparedness for openness for the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-421
Number of pages17
JournalOpen Praxis
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

Keywords

  • Educational Resources
  • Open Educational Resources
  • ICT
  • differentiation
  • access
  • use
  • sharing
  • universities in Ghana
  • studens
  • lecturers
  • open education
  • students
  • Open Educational Resources (OER)

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