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  • Mathematical Literacy

    This module is designed to help the student understand basic mathematical concept like Fractions, Decimals and Rounding Off. more

  • An Enabling Strategy For Free and Open Educational Resources at the University of the Witwatersrand

    This strategy attempts to create an enabling environment for Wits academics, students and other staff to participate in the use, adaptation, creation, and sharing of educational and research resources as free and open educational resources (FOER). This new approach to old academic traditions is a global trend, led by some of the top institutions in the world, and as a world class, research-... more

  • Professional Development in a Digital Age: Exploring Aspects of Digital Fluency for Blended Teaching and Learning

    A keynote workshop on OER Africa's digital fluency course developed at the Open University of Tanzania, presented at the First Annual Teaching and Learning Conference of the North West University in South Africa, by Brenda Mallinson. more

  • 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

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