Some Thoughts on the Major Challenges Facing Higher Education

A presentation by Professor Ahmed Bawa to the OER Africa 2016 convening where he discusses the need to re-visit higher education in the sub-content particularly related to funding, curricula, articilation, needs of society, issues of access and success, research capacity and affordability of higher education.

Accessibility of Open Educational Resources for Distance Education Learners: The Case of the Open University of Tanzania

This paper investigated the accessibility of Open Educational Resources at The Open University of Tanzania. Specifically, the study looked at staff and students’ level of awareness on the types of OER available at OUT Library, access and use trends of OER by academic staff and students, challenges faced in accessing OER and possible solutions. The study involved one hundred and twenty (120) students and eighty (80) academic staff who were randomly selected. Primary data for this study was collected through self-administered questionnaires.

Access to Open Educational Resources: Report of a UNESCO OER Community Discussion

UNESCO’s international Community on Open Educational Resources has been active since 2005. It connects some 900 individuals in 109 countries to share information and discuss issues surrounding the production and use of Open Educational Resources – web-base

Access to ICT for teaching and learning: From single artefact to inter-related resources

In the past few years, concepts of the digital divide and theories of access to ICT have evolved beyond a focus on the separation of the `haves` and the `have nots` to include more than just physical access to computers. Researchers have started considerin

South Africa: Universities not far behind the curve

"The use of information and communication technologies to support learning in South African universities is booming and they are ""not very far behind the curve"" of developed countries in e-learning. However, activities are limited by low internet bandwid

University of Washington, Learning and Scholalrly technologies - Help Center: How to Guides

This resource, from the University of Washington, provides step-by-step instructions for common tasks using various software and tools. It contains simple how-to documents for using lots of software, including MS Office products, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, vi

University of Washington, Learning and Scholalrly technologies - Help Center: How to Guides

The site contains the following teaching guides which suggest options for using technologies to support teaching goals: Distance learning, Address diverse learning styles, Promote student collaboration, Involve students in research, Organize and manage you

Saide's OER initiatives

A presentation by Tessa Welch to the DETA (Distance Education and Teacher Training in Africa) conference, 7 August 2007 on SAIDE`s OER initiatives (before OER Africa was born). It provides a useful insight into what OERs are and how their vision can be re