OER and Teacher Educators: Awareness and Barriers

  • Tulika Bansal Maharshi Dayanand University
  • Dhananjay Joshi Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
Keywords: Open educational resources (OER), Awareness, Barriers, Teacher educators

Abstract

The present study is aimed at discerning the awareness of teacher educators on Open Educational Resources (OER) as well as to identify the barriers in the success of OER. Mixed method employing questionnaire and interview is used for data collection. Data is collected from 40 teacher educators of Maharshi Dayanand University and Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. The results of the study reveal a high degree of uncertainty about OER among teacher educators and; also identifies a lack of knowledge about finding and using OER to be the main barrier in the success of OER. The study highlights the importance of campaigns and workshops on OER for taking it to the masses.

Author Biographies

Tulika Bansal, Maharshi Dayanand University

Teaching in Vaish College of Education (Baund Kalan), Maharshi Dayanand University, Haryana, India

Dhananjay Joshi, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

Associate Professor in School of Education, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Dwarka, New Delhi, India

Published
2020-07-04