Report Open Access
The Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project was a four-year (2013–2017), large-scale networked project which set out to contribute a Global South research perspective on how open educational resources can help to improve access, enhance quality and reduce the cost of education in the Global South. The project engaged a total of 103 researchers in 18 sub-projects across 21 countries from South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, coordinated by Network Hub teams at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Wawasan Open University.
This chapter forms part of a project activity toolkit, which is comprised of five documents outlining activities associated with each of the ROER4D UCT Network Hub pillars of project management activity: networking, evaluation, communications, research capacity building, and curation and dissemination (C&D). It is hoped that these chapters will be of practical use to other projects attempting to integrate any of these activities in their operational strategies.
While it has a particularly close link to the project’s research capacity building and communications functions, the processes entailed in C&D activity pertained to and supported all aspects of project activity in that they were designed to facilitate the secure storage and findability of content (both internally and externally) and promote collaboration.
This document outlines the project’s strategic approach in terms of positioning itself as publisher in the context of an open research framework. It highlights the workflows and processes associated with two key aspects of its C&D activity: publication of a peer-reviewed edited volume and the project’s open data initiative.