Open education resources and developing countries: one critical view

  • Marija Pantić Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade

Abstract

This paper examines the global socio-economic context of the emergence of open educational resources and their special role in the educational systems of the developing countries. The central place is reserved for the very idea of education, which is elaborated through a selection of criticisms and analyses of educational reforms and through questions of basic conditions, methods of teaching and expected results in education. Special attention is given to global poverty, that is, uneven global development, and in line with that to the increasingly aggressive reproduction of the existent socio-economic relations by means of uneven education. The consideration of these general conditions results in an inevitably sceptical and critical approach to the ideological, technological and pedagogical aspects of the initiatives that create and promote open educational resources. 

Author Biography

Marija Pantić, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade
Master student, Department of Library and Information Sciene, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade

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Published
2017-01-09
How to Cite
PANTIĆ, Marija. Open education resources and developing countries: one critical view. Infotheca - Journal for Digital Humanities, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 1, jan. 2017. ISSN 2217-9461. Available at: <https://infoteka.bg.ac.rs/ojs/index.php/Infoteka/article/view/2017.17.1.3_en>. Date accessed: 13 dec. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.18485/infotheca.2017.17.1.3.

Keywords

open educational resources, developing countries, globalisation, inequality