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ERIC Number: EJ973898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0158-7919
Open Educational Resources: Education for the World?
Richter, Thomas; McPherson, Maggie
Distance Education, v33 n2 p201-219 2012
Education is widely seen as an important means of addressing both national and international problems, such as political or religious extremism, poverty, and hunger. However, if developing countries are to become societies that can compete properly with Western industrialized countries, not only is a fundamental shift in thinking with regard to the value of education and more/better provision of teaching required, but strong support from other countries is needed as well. This article explores questions such as whether Western policymakers can avoid a repetition of some of the failures of the past few decades in terms of providing foreign aid; how educators and providers of educational scenarios and learning contents can foster and manage the creation of a worldwide knowledge society; and in particular, if the provision of open educational resources (OER) can realistically overcome the educational gap and foster educational justice. (Contains 12 notes, 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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