Call for proposals to study impact of OERs in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

OERimpactThe Canadian and United Kingdom supported Research on Open Educational Resources. The programme is implemented by two universities. The University of Cape Town administers the component focusing research on OER adoption and use and the Wawasan Open University at Penang, Malaysia, administers the component on OER impact studies.

The aim of the current call is: The programme supports researchers in the Global South to conduct research on the adoption and use of OER and encourages researchers world-wide to investigate the impact of OER on education and training in the developing world.

The aim of this call is to study the impact of open educational resources (OER) in emerging economies. Focus is expected to be on: costs, teaching and educational practices, student performance, quality of materials and policy.

Proposals are accepted can cover all levels of education (primary to higher education as well as lifelong learning and in/non-formal learning). North-South or South-South cooperation and interdisciplinary research are particularly encouraged.

Projects are funded up to 18 months and have to start no later than 01 January 2015.

Deadline for proposals: 31 August 2014. 

More information on application can be found on OER-impact website