ROER4D edited volume launch

6 Feb 2018 - 15:00
Members of the ROER4D Network Hub and UCT-based sub-project researchers at the launch of the edited volume in CILT

The Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project, hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) at the University of Cape Town and Wawasan Open University in Malaysia, has launched its peer-reviewed edited volume, Adoption and Impact of OER in the Global South.

The ROER4D project was a three-year, large-scale networked project which set out to build on and contribute to the body of research on how OER can help to improve access, enhance quality and reduce the cost of education in the Global South. Funded by the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the UK’s Department for International Development and the Open Society Foundations, the project engaged a total of 103 research team members in 18 sub-projects in 21 countries from South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

Co-published by ROER4D, African Minds publishers and the IDRC, the volume is comprised of  13 sub-project chapters as well as three overview and synthesis chapters.

The launch of the volume was celebrated at a tea in CILT on 30 January as part of a series of launch and dissemination activities. The Open Access version of the book is freely available online (
and the print versions can be purchased through the publisher website. (