ISSN: 2249 - 0213

     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Ranking OER Providers in India: A Webometric Analysis

Open Educational Resources (OERs) have become significantly important in modern educational systems across the world. As a result, measuring qualities of OER providers as web entities is an interesting area of study. Such indirect quality measurement of OER providers can be done through bibliometric and webometric indicators. This method may be termed as webometric analysis of OER providers and is emerging as a viable research area. The paper attempts to quantify the Web presence of major Indian OER providers by using hyperlink analysis method. The study aims to rank OER providers in India on the basis of simple Web Impact Factor(Web If) by taking into consideration total learning resources available in OER provider’s site and backlinks (citations) generated by that provider. The methodology uses an array of tools provided by Google including search engine optimization services.

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