The study aims to map the current preconceptions and behavioural determinants that influence academics' engagement with Open Educational Resources (OER) in India. The key objectives of this research were to examine teachers' attitudes towards OER in selected Indian universities, establish teacher perspectives on OER use in order to establish the uptake of OER in India, identify barriers to the creation and use of OER in India, identify the factors motivating teachers' uptake of OER in India, analyse teachers' perceptions of quality of OER in India, and investigate relationships amongst teachers' attitudes, motivation, perceptions of quality and barriers to the use of OER. The project utilised a mixed methods approach consisting of a survey and unstructured interviews conducted with academics from four Indian universities. The resultant dataset includes a qualitative component (interview transcripts) and a quantitative component (survey data).
Kind of Data
Focus group and survey data
Unit of Analysis
v1: Edited, anonymised dataset for public distribution
Version 1 of the dataset was deposited with DataFirst on 23 August 2016.
Topics covered are teachers' attitudes towards OER, teachers' perceptions of quality of OER, and barriers to the use of OER amongst teachers in India.
The interviews and survey were conducted at four institutions in India and are not representative of the country as a whole.
The data covers selected universities in India and not the country as a whole.
The study engaged academics in the four institutions in India involved in the study.
Producers and sponsors
Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D)
University of Cape Town
International Development Research Centre
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
The interviews were conducted with 27 instructors, and comprised between 49-55 questions. The survey component consisted of a survey created with an online tool and distributed via email and during workshop sessions. The survey gathered 117 usable responses.
Public use files, available to all
Research on Open Educational Resources for Development. Perceptions of Open Educational Resources in India. (ROER4D Sub-project 3) [dataset]. Version 1. Cape Town: ROER4D [producer], 2015. Cape Town: DataFirst [distributor], 2016. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25828/wz4y-rz39