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Learners’ Access to Educational Materials in Select Institutions within the Commonwealth

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dc.contributor.author Paskevicius, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-31T21:47:32Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-31T21:47:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Paskevicius, M. (2019). Learners’ Access to Educational Materials in Select Institutions within the Commonwealth. Commonwealth of Learning, 2019(1), iii-41. http://hdl.handle.net/11599/3479. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/12066
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this report is to assess students’ access to educational materials in select institutions within Commonwealth countries. The report starts with a review of the existing literature on problems and barriers to students’ access to educational materials, including textbooks. The review is used to develop a research study and appropriate questionnaire tools to undertake a survey of students in select institutions. Quantitative and qualitative approaches are then used to analyse the data. The findings indicate that learners are now engaging with a complex ecosystem of learning materials, both print and digital, in a multitude of differing forms and formats, with various terms of use and durations of sustained access. Furthermore, the results show that learners are not acutely aware of open educational resources (OER) and in some cases conflate OER with online knowledge resources, indicating that much more work needs to be done to educate learners about OER, where to find them, and how they can be used. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning en_US
dc.subject open educational resources en_US
dc.subject learning materials en_US
dc.subject access to education en_US
dc.title Learners’ Access to Educational Materials in Select Institutions within the Commonwealth en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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