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  • A Collaborative Approach to OER Policy and Guidelines Development in the Commonwealth: The Case of Botswana, Cameroon, and Sri Lanka

    Access to relevant learning resources is an important aspect in ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all as outlined in the sustainable development goal 4 (SDG4). The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has identified the development of open educational resources (OER) as a potential answer to these challenges. A total of 29 provincial/... more

  • Strengthening Critical Value Chains with Agshare Open Knowledge Agshare II Convening 2015Strengthening Critical Value Chains with Agshare Open Knowledge Agshare II Convening 2015

    The purpose of the AgSgare convening was to provide an opportunity for project teams: * Makerere College of Communication and Information Science (CoCIS) – Indigenous Agricultural Knowledge * Makerere College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB) – Dairy Hygiene * Haramaya Department of Agricultural Information and Communication Management (AICM)-... more

  • Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice

    This book is evidence of the solid progress being made in response to the challenges flagged at the 2009 UNESCO conferences discussing the potential of OER. Activity in developing countries accounts for the majority of the work reported here, and the experience of using and repurposing OER receives as much coverage as their initial development. Other papers describe how OER can be fitted... more

  • Collaborative design and use of open educational resources: a case study of a Mathematics teacher education project in South Africa. Distance Education for Empowerment and Development in Africa, 32(2), 195?211.

    The study investigated whether the collaborative redesigning of existing materials can enhance quality while containing time and resource costs and whether such collaboration encourages buy-in to the use of OER by teacher educators and students. more

  • Collaborative Materials Design, Adaptation and Take-Up: A Case Study of a South African Mathematics Teacher Education OER project.

    The case studies and reflections in this book cover OER practice and policy in a diverse range of contexts, with a strong focus on events in developing countries. In J. Glennie, Harley, K., Butcher, N., and van Wyk, T. (Eds.), Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice (pp. 75-90). more

  • Developing and Using Quality Learning Resources in an Open Educational Environment: The SAIDE ACEMaths Project.

    This paper is a reflective report on the Saide ACEMaths project,which piloted a collaborative approach to the sourcing, adaptation and publication as Open Educational Resources (OERs) of existing suitable materials for use in a variety of teacher education programmes. more

  • An OER Protocol: Guidelines for Publishing Teacher Education OER.

    DHET has put in place a European Union funded Strengthening Foundation Phase Teacher Education Programme. In terms of the contract with the institutions participating in the programme , all materials produced will be released as Open Educational Resources (OER). The purpose of the Protocol is to guide the Department in managing the publication of these materials as OER on their Teaching... more

  • South Africa at a glance: SACMEQ at a glance series.

    The Southern and Eastern African Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) is a consortium of education ministries, policy-makers and researchers who, in conjunction with UNESCO?s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), aims to improve the research capacity and technical skills of educational planners (Ross et al., 2005). more

  • Moving forward with TESSA: what is the potential for MOOCs?

    The Open University developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to support teacher educator professional development. The purpose of this paper is to present the TESSA strategy for 2016-2019 and to draw on data from the TESS-India. In 3rd International Conference of the African Virtual University, 6?8 July 2016. Nairobi, Kenya. more

  • Harnessing Open Educational Resources to the Challenges of Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

    This paper describes how the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) consortium is working within institutional and national policy systems to support school-based teacher professional development. more

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