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.

Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a Maze of Myth, Paradox and Possibility

During his time as a Fellow at the Korea National Open University, Sir John Daniel developed a research paper exploring the phenomenon of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

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.

African Libraries as Centers of e-Learning

The LATINA Lab is a training and development unit for e-learning at the Learning Centre and Library of Oslo and Akershus University College. This year we cooperate with Makerere University Library in Kampala, Uganda, to run an intensive two week workshop.

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.

Servant-Leadership: the Online way! e-Learning Where Community Building is Key

This article examines servant-leadership and its implications for e-learning in the 24/7 classroom where community building is key.