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Build it and they will come?: Inhibiting factors for reuse of open content in developing countries
Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University. (ICT4D)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1076-3442
2009 (English)In: Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, ISSN 1681-4835, Vol. 37, no 5, 1-16 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Open content has the potential to change the playing field when it comes to every individual’s right to education. Development of new course content is both expensive and time consuming and open content can help educational organizations to deal with these problems by offering free-to-use educational resources. Despite the benefits of open content the usage is very low in developing countries and understanding why content developers choose not to use open content is the first step towards finding a solution to the problem. Which inhibiting factors for reuse do content developers in developing countries experience with open content? To answer the question interviews, questionnaires and observations have been made with content developers from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and from UNESCO Open Training Platform. Findings show that many of the inhibiting factors with reuse of open content do not necessarily relate to the actual content. Educational rules and regulations, lack of infrastructure, teaching practices and traditions etc. are major obstacles that need to be overcome if the usage of open content should increase.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong , 2009. Vol. 37, no 5, 1-16 p.
Keyword [en]
Open Content, Open Educational Resources, eLearning, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Open Training Platform
National Category
Information Science
Research subject
Informatics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-6299OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-6299DiVA: diva2:212018
Available from: 2009-04-20 Created: 2009-04-20 Last updated: 2016-11-21Bibliographically approved
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1. The capability approach in ict4d research
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2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet, 2013. 195 p.
Series
Örebro Studies in Business - Dissertations, 6Örebro Studies in Informatics
Keyword
ICT4D, the capability approach, development as freedom, education, ICT, development
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-27673 (URN)978-91-7668-937-0 (ISBN)
Public defence
2013-06-04, Hörsal M, Örebro universitet, Fakultetsgatan 1, Örebro, 13:15 (English)
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Available from: 2013-02-25 Created: 2013-02-25 Last updated: 2016-11-21Bibliographically approved

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