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Meeting the needs of
disabled students
through OER and OEP:
insights from the
OERH dataset
Leigh-Anne Perryman
@laperryman...
“To promote, protect and
ensure the full and equal
enjoyment of all human
rights and fundamental
freedoms by all persons
w...
‘Persons with disabilities include
those who have long-term
physical, mental, intellectual or
sensory impairments which in...
“… very few nations today have
acted to ensure that persons
with disabilities are part of [the]
technology revolution.”
OERH Survey Data: 7,000+ responses from 175 countries
11.3% of respondents declared a disability
N=6966 Disabled 11.3% Non-Disabled 88.7%
Gender
58% female
40.4% male
50% female
49% male
Age 21.7% 45-54 years-old 24.5% ...
Type of disability
Blind/Partially sighted
Deaf / hard of hearing
Speech impediment
Mobility/dexterity impairments
Learnin...
DS Non-DS
I have adapted open educational resources
to fit my needs
78.6% 79%
I have created open educational resources
fo...
Challenges of using OER
33.7%
48.6%
39.4%
22.7%
16.7%
19.6%
22.7%
27.9%
49.1%
42.5%
26%
12.3%
15.8%
18.5%
Overcoming techn...
Disabled Non-Disabled
Increased satisfaction with
the learning experience
63.5% 60.5%
Gained confidence 56% 51.2%
Increase...
• 35.9% of students with a disability report having tried
out OER before enrolling to study formally compared
with 28.9% o...
Next steps…
• Look at resource types
being used and any
links with specific
disabilities
• Involve disabled
people in our ...
Leigh-Anne Perryman @laperryman
leigh.a.perryman@open.ac.uk
Beatriz de los Arcos @celTatis
b.de-los-arcos@open.ac.uk
Thank...
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Meeting the needs of disabled students through OER and OEP: insights from the OERH dataset

  1. 1. Meeting the needs of disabled students through OER and OEP: insights from the OERH dataset Leigh-Anne Perryman @laperryman Beatriz de los Arcos @celTatis The Open University, UK Photo: CC BY Mark Morgan, https://flic.kr/p/eyggPf Artwork: Rest in Pieces – South Carolina State Library CC-BY-NC
  2. 2. “To promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.”
  3. 3. ‘Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others’. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Article 1. Photo: Exclusion - Sandphin CC-BY
  4. 4. “… very few nations today have acted to ensure that persons with disabilities are part of [the] technology revolution.”
  5. 5. OERH Survey Data: 7,000+ responses from 175 countries 11.3% of respondents declared a disability
  6. 6. N=6966 Disabled 11.3% Non-Disabled 88.7% Gender 58% female 40.4% male 50% female 49% male Age 21.7% 45-54 years-old 24.5% 25-34 years-old Educational Qualification 17.9% postgraduate 24.7% undergraduate 33.4% postgraduate 29.1% undergraduate Employment status 27.8% full-time 15.8% part-time 49.9% full-time 16.8% part-time Sample
  7. 7. Type of disability Blind/Partially sighted Deaf / hard of hearing Speech impediment Mobility/dexterity impairments Learning difficulties/disabilities Neuro-diverse impairments Mental health problems Long term illness/ chronic medical condition 4.2% 7.3% 2.3% 18.8% 13.5% 5.4% 22.4% 22.3%
  8. 8. DS Non-DS I have adapted open educational resources to fit my needs 78.6% 79% I have created open educational resources for study or teaching 26.5% 23.3% I have created resources myself and published them on an open license 6.6% 7.5% I have added a resource to a repository 15.8% 15.3% I have added comments to a repository regarding the quality of a resource 14.3% 14.2% I have added comments to a repository suggesting ways of using a resource 13.3% 9.5% Engagement with OER Photo: Leigh-Anne Perryman CC-BY
  9. 9. Challenges of using OER 33.7% 48.6% 39.4% 22.7% 16.7% 19.6% 22.7% 27.9% 49.1% 42.5% 26% 12.3% 15.8% 18.5% Overcoming technology problems when downloading resources* Knowing where to find resources Finding resources of sufficiently high quality Finding resources that are relevant to my local context Not being skilled enough to edit resources* Not knowing whether I have permission to use or change a resource Missing/needing the support of a tutor/teacher to help me Non-Disabled Disabled
  10. 10. Disabled Non-Disabled Increased satisfaction with the learning experience 63.5% 60.5% Gained confidence 56% 51.2% Increased independence and self reliance 46.5% 52.1% Improved grades 30.8% 40.6% More likely to complete studies 47.5% 47.3% Increased enthusiasm for future study 64.6% 60.2% Perceived impact of OER on learning Photo:harmonCC-BY-SA
  11. 11. • 35.9% of students with a disability report having tried out OER before enrolling to study formally compared with 28.9% of non-disabled students. • 34.9% of students with a disability say they are more likely to take a paid-for course after using OER compared with 24.9% of non-disabled students.
  12. 12. Next steps… • Look at resource types being used and any links with specific disabilities • Involve disabled people in our research through case studies • Compare experiences of people with different disabilities • Compare formal students, non-formal learners and educators Photo: Sign Language – arte.callajero CC-BY-NC-SA
  13. 13. Leigh-Anne Perryman @laperryman leigh.a.perryman@open.ac.uk Beatriz de los Arcos @celTatis b.de-los-arcos@open.ac.uk Thank you, CC BY-SA 2.0 by Michael Mandiberg https://flic.kr/p/62NbiE

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