UTILIZATION OF OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER) AND QUALITY ASSURANCE IN UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA

Akomolafe Comfort Olufunke, Olajire Adeola Adegun

Abstract


This study examined the utilization of open educational resources (OER) among undergraduates in universities in Nigeria. It further investigated the extent to which the use of OER could ensure quality in education. A descriptive research design was used for the study. Five Research questions were raised and answered. All the research questions were subjected to descriptive analysis. The findings showed that: the level of awareness of undergraduates on the availability and usage of OER was moderate. The undergraduates were faced with series of challenges on the utilization of OER, such as erratic electricity supply, lack of familiarity with OER websites, university not internet connected, ignorance of OER availability. It was revealed that usage of OER enhanced sharing of common knowledge, course structure, access to quality learning materials and use of real instructional materials online. It was however revealed that there were lots of benefits of OER to undergraduates that include sharing world learning resources and students capacity building. It was recommended that universities as a matter of policy and urgency to have expressed connection to internet, give orientation to students on the use of OER, encourage students on the use of OER by attaching their learning to online resources.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19044/esj.2014.v10n7p%25p


European Scientific Journal (ESJ)

 

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ISSN: 1857 - 7431 (Online)

 

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