Distance Education

e-Tutor: A Multilingual Open Educational Resource for Faculty Development to Teach Online

The situation in Ukraine poses severe problems to the higher education system and to students in Eastern Ukraine. Many students and academicians had been compelled to leave their university buildings and move westwards. Hence, they are forced to substitute face-to-face teaching with distance learning, often on a large scale, but within a short span of time and with limited resources. While technical/technological infrastructure often exists, know-how about conducting online teaching and respective faculty development is often found to be lacking.

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.

Educational Technology for Effective Teaching: A Handbook for Educators

This course on educational technology comprises of 16 units covering different aspects of educational technology as a field of study. Educational technology is a combined application of three major sciences for classroom activities. These are Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Managerial Sciences.

Developing ODL Curricula and Learning Resources: Guidelines for Effective Practice

This document outlines a process for curriculum and learning resource development for effective ODL provision. It suggests three core stages of curriculum design, course design and learning
resource development which are inter-related.

SAIDE Newsletter Vol.20 No.2 2014

This issue of the Saide newsletter contains an article by Tony Mays on his reflection of the White Paper for Post School Education and Training from a mode of delivery perspective and an article on our African Storybook Initiative discussing how we are making use of technology at our pilot sites, but without massive investment in infrastructure or devices.

Promoting Open and Distance Learning: A Focus on Open Educational Resources

Presentation at the Association of African Universities (AAU) Conference of Rectors, Vice-Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities (COREVIP) is an assembly of the chief executive officers of member institutions or their representatives. The theme of the 2011conference was: Strengthening the Space of Higher Education in Africa.

Impact of OpenCourseWare Publication on Higher Education Participation and Student Recruitment

This paper reviews evaluation conducted at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), and Open Universiteit Nederland (OUNL) concerning OCW effects on higher education participation and student recruitment.

Web-based Writing Support: Making It Useable for Distance Teachers

This paper considers the issues that distance teachers in higher education who are not writing specialists face in supporting their students’ academic writing development.