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  • Analytical insights on the position, challenges, and potential for promoting OER in ODeL institutions in Africa. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 17(4).

    Results indicated that OUT staff were willing to engage with OER but had limited awareness, skills and competencies in the creation, integration and use of OER. The outcome of the study was the development of nine draft OER resolutions expressing needs that include the development of a comprehensive institutional OER policy related to existing institutional policies in order to guide,... more

  • Knowledge Dissemination in Sub-Saharan Africa: What Role for Open Educational Resources (OER)?

    Examines strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of OER to improve access at universities to scientific knowledge and educational facilities more

  • Developing a pedagogy of mutuality in a capability approach: Teachers' experiences of using the Open Educational Resources (OER) of the teacher education in sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) programme

    Two school-based cases are discussed that highlight the role teachers, who take up these pedagogical challenges play in further brokering change in their local institutions; some of the influences that support the process of institutional change are identified and how these are understood and reported to increase access and enhance learning for all pupils. more

  • The use of Open Educational Resources at the University of Malawi (UNIMA) ? Kamuzu College of Nursing Malawi. Zomba: University of Malawi.

    The major findings of the pilot project were that; open education resources (OER) can provide significant components to assist in providing higher education as they benefit both faculty and students (need to elaborate on benefits to the student after you summarize the faculty benefits. specifically faculty preparation time is reduced. more

  • OER readiness in Africa: A report submitted to the OLnet Project, August 2010. Barcelona: OLnet.

    Small scale project to assess Africa's readiness to adopt OER. This involved an assessment of the technical and human related factors. By technical factors the study was to look at the status of existing technological infrastructure, establish the extent it supports creation, access and use/re-use of OER, and identify existing gaps or limitations. The human factors consisted of elements such... more

  • An empirical investigation of the emergent issues around OER adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa. Learning, Media and Technology, 37(4), 398?413.

    This paper argues for a complete mind shift in how people perceive OERs. It also proposes raising awareness of OERs at all levels, involving institutions and government, versioning OERs for the African context and conducting more research on OER adoption. more

  • A Needs Assessment of ODL Educators to Determine their Effective Use of Open Educational Resources

    This paper assessed the needs, readiness, and willingness of ODL professionals from two dual-mode universities in Nigeria to deploy OER in teaching and learning. more

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