Finalization of Research Tools for the Impact Study on OER in ODL

Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) organized a day long workshop to finalize the draft research tools for the study titled “Impact of OER Policy Implementation and OER Use in Open and Distance Learning System” on 29 th September 2017 at New Delhi. The objective of the workshop was to review the design of the OER implementation study with the draft research tools. Dr. S.K Pulist, IGNOU, New Delhi described the study process and explained the scope of the study. He also discussed the research tools to be validated in details. Prof. A P Behera, Joint Director, CIET NCERT, reflected that OER must follow some process i.e. creation, curation, practice, extension as well as dissemination, and these points should be checked beforehand through the help of checklist. Furthermore, the questionnaire for teachers was discussed at length. Prof. Biswajit Das, Jamia Millia Islamia, highlighted that data collection approach should focus on ‘Use, User, and Usage’. Documentary review of OER in the form of multimedia tools was also been suggested for in-depth study. After validating the questionnaire, the eContent Repository datasheet was reviewed which is to be collected from the sample universities. Finally, Focus Group Discussion Schedule was discussed among the experts.

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