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Course and Materials Development

Introduction to Christian Ethics (UCC204)

The unit provides an introduction to Christian ethics and is a one trimester, university common course. It is part of the core curricular of the university. It is a two credit hour course, covered within 28 hours of the university’s trimester calendar. The course is taken by all undergraduate students in all programmes offered at Africa Nazarene University. Students taking the class need to think about ethical issues encountered in their careers. The unit will provide you with principles needed in making moral decisions from a Christian perspective.

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.

OER in Teacher Education: Reflections from the OER Africa Teacher Education Network

This document is the result of a discussion within the African Teacher Education Network of OER Africa on the status of OER integration into teacher education.

Examining the Reuse of Open Textbooks

In this study we examined the extent to which the openly licensed Flat World Knowledge textbooks were being revised and remixed.

OER Adaptation and Reuse Across Cultural Contexts in Sub Saharan Africa: Lessons from TESSA (Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa)

Over a period of three years a number of International and African based institutions collaborated to design and create a set of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to support school based teacher education as part of the TESSA project. It is this process - supporting the user community to harness and integrate OERs for their own systems and cultur

Herzberg, Hygiene and the Motivation to Reuse: Towars a Three Factor Theory to Explain Motivation to Share and Use OER

This paper draws on a longitudinal cross case comparison of five facilitation initiatives within UK HE which represented differing approaches to reuse activity (i.e. sharing and use) (Pegler, 2012).

Adapting OER

Presentation by Tessa Welch at the Unisa Teaching and Learning Festival 1 - 9 September 2011.

Developing and Reviewing Online Courses: Items for Consideration

This document outlines components and attributes of courses that will help you help learners succeed in the online learning environment.

Open Textbook Proof-of-Concept via Connexions

To address the high cost of textbooks, Rice University’s Connexions and the Community College Open Textbook Project (CCOTP) collaborated to develop a proof-of-concept free and open textbook. The proof-of-concept served to document a workflow process that w

Building an Effective ?Open Education Resource? (OER) Environment for Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: The TESSA Experience

The Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) research and development programme is concerned with the huge challenges of supplying, training and retaining effective teachers to meet the needs of expanding primary education sectors across the region.