Research and Reports

16 Southern Hemisphere

Last update: Nov 23/22


Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. (2014). Degrees of ease: Adoption of OER, open textbooks and MOOCs in the Global South. Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources (2nd : 2014 : Wawasan Open University, Malaysia). University of Cape Town.

Murphy, A. (2013). Open educational practices in higher education: institutional adoption and challenges. Distance Education, 34(2), 201-217.

Equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI)

Lambert, S.R. (2019). Do MOOCs contribute to student equity and social inclusion? A systematic review 2014-18. Computers & Education, 145.


Hoosen, S., & Butcher, N. (2019). Understanding the impact of OER: Achievements and challenges. Moscow, Russia: UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education.

Iniesto, F., Pitt, B., Weller, M., Farrow, R., Cronin, C., Funk, J., Lambert, S., Nerantzi, C., Paskevicius, M., Pete, J., Roberts, V., Rodés, V. and Vladimirschi, V. (2022). The GO-GN Fellowship reflections report. Global OER Graduate Network https://go-

Open educational practices (OEP)/pedagogy

Baran, E., & AlZoubi, D. (2020). Affordances, challenges, and impact of open pedagogy: Examining students’ voices.  Distance Education, 41(2).

Czerwonogora, A., & Rodés, V. (2019). PRAXIS: Open educational practices and open science to face the challenges of critical educational action research. Open Praxis, 11(4).

Hegarty, B. (2015). Attributes of open pedagogy: A model for using open educational resources. ResearchGate.

Murphy, A. (2013). Open educational practices in higher education: Institutional adoption and challenges. Distance Education, 34(2), 201–217.

Open educational resources (OER)

OER research in Africa

Bozkurt, A., Koseoglu, S.,& Singh, L. (2019). An analysis of peer reviewed publications on openness in education in half a century: Trends and patterns in the open hemisphere. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 35(4).

Prasad, D., & Usagawa, T. (2014). Towards development of OER derived custom-built open textbooks: A baseline survey of university teachers at the University of the South Pacific. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 14(4).


OER Policies in Africa


Lambert, S. (2019). The Siyavula case: Digital, collaborative text-book authoring to address educational disadvantage and resource shortage in South African schools. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 11(3), 279-290. doi: 10.26822/iejee.2019349252

Social justice

Adam, T. (2020). Between social justice and decolonisation: Exploring South African MOOC designers’ conceptualisations and approaches to addressing injustices. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2020(1), 7.

Cox, G., Masuku, B., & Willmers, M. (2020). Open textbooks and social justice: Open educational practices to address economic, cultural and political injustice at the University of Cape Town. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2020(1), 2.

Funk, J., & Guthadjaka, K. (2020). Indigenous authorship on open and digital platforms: Social justice processes and potential. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2020(1), 6.

Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A., Trotter, H. (2018). A social justice framework for understanding open educational resources and practices in the Global South. Journal of Learning for Development, 5(3).

Lambert, S. R. (2018). Changing our (dis)course: A distinctive social justice aligned definition of open education. Journal of Learning for Development, 5(3). Retrieved from


Ganapathi, J. (2019). User-generated content’s impact on the sustainability of open educational resources. International Council for Open and Distance Education, 11(2). DOI:

Teaching and Learning Centres

Czerniewicz, L. (2021). Changing Centres of Teaching and Learning an analytical review Cape Town: UCT.


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