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  • An Open Knowledge Primer for OER Africa

    First there were Open Educational Resources (OER); Then there was Open Access (OA); Increasingly academics and researchers are making Open Data integral to scholarly communication; Rather than segmenting the three, many practitioners use the phrase; Open Knowledge; This primer is meant to complement work carried out at OER Africa on OER and IPR/copyrigh;It broadens the discussion to include...

  • 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...

  • 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. It provides some suggests regarding why OER should be integrated into teacher education as well as possible barriers and ways to overcome them. It provides insight into how different institutions in Africa are currently integrating...

  • University of Nairobi Open Access Policy

    The Open Access policy will provide our scholars the opportunity and platform to promote their academic work by enhancing access to research outputs. Further, the policy will enhance the visibility and impact of our research output and archiving of our scholarly materials.

  • The Impact of OER and eLearning on Higher Education in Africa

    Presentation by Catherine Ngugi and Neil Butcher at the African Education Week, Sandton Convention Centre, 2nd - 4th July 2012

  • 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 institutionscollaborated to design and create a set of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to support school based teacher education as part of the TESSA project. Writing the materials drew on case studies, experiences and existing resources from across the region using a highly structured template. These TESSA OERs were...

  • OER in Action: A Look at KNUST (full-length version) (2009)

    In 2008, the College of Health Sciences at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana piloted its OER program part of the Health OER Collaboration sponsored by the Hewlett Foundation. This 23 min video explores KNUST's motivations, experience, and plans for OER within teaching and training at the College of Health Sciences. The video features several core...

  • OER in Action: A Look at KNUST (short version) (2009)

    In 2008, the College of Health Sciences at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana piloted its OER program part of the Health OER Collaboration sponsored by the Hewlett Foundation. This 23 min video explores KNUST's motivations, experience, and plans for OER within teaching and training at the College of Health Sciences. The video features several core...

  • Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright

    This book is a result of an international and interdisciplinary research project known as the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) project. The project was conceptualised in 2006, refined through 2007 and implemented starting in late 2007.

  • Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright

    The emergence of the Internet and the digital world has changed the way people access, produce and share information and knowledge. Yet people in Africa face challenges in accessing scholarly publications, journals and learning materials in general. At the heart of these challenges, and solutions to them, is copyright, the branch of intellectual property rights that covers written and...

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