8: Bridging the Curricular Divide: Open Educational Resources and the Digitization of Guatemala’s National Basic Curriculum

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In 2005, the Guatemalan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) introduced the National Basic Curriculum (CNB). While innovative in its scope and design, financial constraints limited curriculum distribution and implementation. To facilitate access, a Guatemalan citizen living in the US began digitizing CNB onto cnbGuatemala.org in 2012. The wiki website modularized CNB by grade level and content area, while also including hyperlinks to relevant open educational resources (OERs). Through an analysis of institutional documents, website analytics, survey data, and focus group feedback, this chapter investigates the development, use, and growth of cnbGuatemala.org’s local, national, and international network of developers, allies, and users. This chapter uses four concepts articulated within Actor–Network Theory (ANT) – problematization, interessement, enrolment, and mobilization – to better understand how the network was assembled and reconfigured over time, including during the COVID-19 pandemic, where website traffic grew significantly, suggesting opportunities for replication or scale. Finally, the discussion highlights limitations and opportunities for further OER development and use, particularly through wikis.

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