Constance Kadada1 & Thembinkosi Tshabalala2
1Materials Development Unit, Zimbabwe Open University, Harare, Zimbabwe
2Faculty of Arts and Education, Zimbabwe Open University, Harare, Zimbabwe
Abstract: This paper was on students’ attitudes towards Open Educational Resources (OERs) on selected universities and colleges. The methodology used was a desktop review. The findings on OER textbooks were their high quality, having more information than traditional textbooks and being cheaper. Students obtained diverse scholarly articles from OERs that added value to the content they had, while to others, OERs were not useful. Those who did not like OER textbooks said they could not write notes on them and there was too much information on the Internet. Some students were not computer literate and unaware of OERs. Mobile phones were found to be one way of accessing OERs though the logistics were cumbersome. There was no evidence of creation of OERs by the students. The research would help ODL institutions and traditional universities to obtain updated and quality OER content for students including those in remote areas even through mobile phones.
Keywords: OERS, Attitude, Quality, Pedagogy, Cost, Infrastructural Support
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