Guest Blog: Can we decolonize OER/Open? #DecolonizeOpen
This blog acknowledges that while open education "promises to improve access," it could possibly reproduce some of the inequities it seeks to alleviate. Quoting an academic study by A. Asgarzedha, the authors note "because education is not and cannot be value free, neutral, or impartial, the values and principles should be promoted that do not contradict multiplicity of identities and perspectives: diversity, pluralism, freedom of expression, creativity, mutual respect, and democracy. These values should foster feelings of self-esteem, self-respect, self-reliance, as well as the ability to self-define, self-identify, and self-express."