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Faculty perceptions of OER in India 2014-2015, ROER4D Sub-project 3

posted on 2019-10-28, 06:45 authored by Sanjaya Mishra, Alka Singh
This study aims to map the current preconceptions and behavioural determinants that influence academics’ engagement with Open Educational Resources (OER) in India. The key objectives of this research were to examine teachers’ attitudes towards OER in select Indian universities, establish teacher perspectives on OER use in order to establish the uptake of OER in India, identify barriers to the creation and use of OER in India, identify the factors motivating teachers’ uptake of OER in India, analyse teachers’ perceptions of quality of OER in India, and investigate relationships amongst teachers’ attitudes, motivation, perceptions of quality and barriers to use OER. The project utilised a mixed methods approach consisting of a survey and interviews conducted with academics from four Indian universities. The resultant dataset includes a qualitative component (interview transcripts) and a quantitative component (survey data).

This published dataset is comprised of the teacher survey instrument and accompanying microdata, and the teacher survey interview schedule with accompanying microdata. Microdata from the 27 interviews conducted have been combined into a single file.

The dataset is considered to be of potential interest to higher education teachers, administrators and policy-makers in higher education institutions, particularly in the context of India.

This dataset was first published by DataFirst.




Book information

Hodgkinson-Williams, C. & Arinto, P. B. (Eds). (2017). Adoption and impact of OER in the Global South. Cape Town & Ottawa: African Minds, International Development Research Centre & Research on Open Educational Resources for Development. Retrieved from


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