OER Citations

Impact of Socioeconomic Factors and Technological Infrastructure on the Accessibility of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Pakistani Universities

Citation

Javed, Z., Shah, R., & Rashid, S. (2024). Impact of Socioeconomic Factors and Technological Infrastructure on the Accessibility of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Pakistani Universities. Remittances Review, 9(1), 322–337. https://doi.org/10.33282/rr.vx9il.62

Abstract

Open educational resources (OER) pertains to educational, academic, and research resources that are accessible online without any cost or restrictions to everyone. The Reasons behind Conducting the Research was to explore "How do socioeconomic factors and technological infrastructure impact the accessibility of open educational resources (OER) in Pakistani universities?" The quantitative research method was used to achieve the set objectives.The study included 450 undergraduates’ students from 10 different universities in Pakistan. An electronic Google form surveyusing a self-structured, five-point Likert scale was used to collect the data. The findings have shown that institutions' ability to provide students with free educational resources is heavily influenced by a variety of socioeconomic conditions. Research also showed that Pakistan's internet infrastructure affected open educational resources (OER) used at the country's institutions. The study recommended that Technical infrastructure, financial aid, and technical skill development were recommended to improve access to Open Educational Resources (OER).

Citation Type: Journal Article