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Meeting the challenges of higher education in India through open educational resources: policies, practices, and implications.

TitleMeeting the challenges of higher education in India through open educational resources: policies, practices, and implications.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsThakran, A., & Sharma R. C.
PublisherEducation Policy Analysis Archives
Volume24
Issue37
ISSN1068-2341
Keywordsaccess to education, educational policy, educational practices, educational resources, electronic learning, entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, higher education, India, open education, Open Source technology, skill development, small businesses, teacher education, technology uses in education
Abstract

Over the past two decades, the education sector in India has undergone a substantial transformation. Recent advances in technology have provided access to high quality educational resources and information on the Internet. This article examines the role of open educational resources (OER) in addressing the challenges of higher education in India, which range from geographical disparities in access to education, to shortages of trained and qualified faculty. The authors examine and discuss several OER initiatives that are currently advancing India's efforts to create strong institutional mechanisms to overcome the country's educational challenges through a national strategic framework designed to improve access to quality higher education. The authors explore these initiatives designed to increase access to education through OER, as well as those designed to develop OER-related skills for educators. The article concludes with a discussion of the implications of these initiatives for th

URLhttps://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1100146
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