OER Africa Menu

Close Menu

Search form

In this chapter we explore both the opportunities and challenges that Open Data presents across the educational sector, drawing upon examples from across the world, and wider critical arguments about open data3. We do so aware that, while open data can promote public participation and social innovation, it can also widen prejudice and stigmatise the poor and vulnerable, helping to further marginalise those who, for example, cannot choose where to live or to study. The evidence we survey suggests that, to date, the impact of open data initiatives in the education space has been mixed, and there are opportunities to substantially strengthen networks and actions around open data and education in future.

Javiera and Havemann
License Condition: Full Copyright - All rights reserved  
OER research in Africa
Open Research Online