OER Africa

Emerging Lessons from the OER Africa Institutional Engagement Grant

Background documentation reflecting on the emerging lessons as OER Africa comes to a close of its second year of engagement with identified institutions.

OER Africa Participatory Action Research Model

OER Africa's participatory action research model was tabled at the 2016 OER Africa convening.

Saide Newsletter Vol. 22, no. 3, 2016

In this issue of our newsletter we feature an article on a potential partnership between our African Storybook Initiative and literacy organisations in Ethiopia. Two gatherings took place recently, namely our OER Africa Convening which brought together our team and representatives from higher education institutions participating in the project,  and the annual Nadeosa conference took place in July. Finally Sam Andema describes how stories are being used with adults in Sudanese refugee camps in Uganda.

Clone of SAIDE Newsletter Vol. 21 No. 3 2015

We highlight the Siyaphumelela - We Succeed - Programme launch, which is a regionally-learning analytics initiative aimed at improving student retention and success in higher education. We discuss key issues that are emerging from our experience in our African Storybook Project. Through our OER Africa project we report on our OER experience with the Open University of Tanzania, and lastly on workshops that we held with the National Open University of Nigeria on quality assurance.

SAIDE Newsletter Vol. 21 No. 3 2015

We highlight the Siyaphumelela - We Succeed - Programme launch, which is a regionally-learning analytics initiative aimed at improving student retention and success in higher education. We discuss key issues that are emerging from our experience in our African Storybook Project. Through our OER Africa project we report on our OER experience with the Open University of Tanzania, and lastly on workshops that we held with the National Open University of Nigeria on quality assurance.

Open Practices in Higher Education: Trends and Possibilities for Africa

This report, based on a desktop review, unpacks the possibilities of opennes in African higher education, launching the discussion with a presentation and explanation of the concepts and icons associated with various tenets of open practice. The discussion then moves on to explore the factors leading to the rise of openness, including a social inclination towards opennes, government involvement, and technological innovations that have encouraged and facilitated openness.