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  • Developing and deploying OERs in sub-Saharan Africa: Building on the present

    This article builds on existing information and communication technology (ICT) implementation plans in Africa and on the experiences of organizations and initiatives such as the African Virtual University (AVU), OER Africa, the South African Institute of Distance Education (SAIDE), and the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) Project, to present one view of the benefits,... more

  • The Role of Post-Graduate Students in Co-authoring Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Inclusion: A Case Study at the University of Cape Town. Distance Education, 33(2), 253-269

    Endeavors to surface the various disturbances or conflicts with which postgraduate students had to engage to make OER socially inclusive, as well as Engestrm's "layers of causality" to explain postgraduate students' growing sense of agency as they experienced the OER development process as being socially inclusive. more

  • 365 days of Openness: The emergence of OER at the University of Cape Town. In R. McGreal, W. Kinuthia, S. Marshall & T. McNamara (Eds.), Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources

    Reviews the first year of UCT?s OER initiative, recount how the Centre for Educational Technology (CET) developed an institutional directory using a customised version of the open source software Drupal, highlights the signs of change in the UCT landscape and explain how UCT is extending its open footprint through a more encompassing Open UCT initiative more

  • The use of ICT at Kenyatta University. Johannesburg: South African Institute for Distance Education; Kampala: Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture.

    The Use of ICT at Kenyatta University brochure is one of a series that aims to showcase good practice in African higher education. It is intended for higher education decision-makers on the Continent and overseas. Each institution in this series has taken simple steps to solve basic fundamental problems and improve the level of education and service delivery in a context of limited resources... more

  • "The best part was the contact!": Understanding postgraduate students? experiences of wrapped MOOCs. Open Praxis. 9(2), 207?221.

    Explores the contribution of face-to-face, facilitated sessions to the learning experiences of wrapped MOOC participants. Interviews, surveys and course evaluations were analysed using the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework. more

  • Toward Sustainable Open Education Resources: A Perspective From the Global South

    This article seeks to contribute to the debate on OER. It critically examines the experiences of the Commonwealth of Learning in the creation and dissemination of OER and identifies lessons learned. It also suggests concrete ways in which various stakeholders can contribute to the sustainability of OER. more

  • E-readiness survey of Higher Education institutions in Kenya. Nairobi: Kenya Education Network.

    The main objective of this study was to assess the level of preparedness of Higher Education (HE) institutions in Kenya to use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in teaching, learning, research, and management. Indirectly, it also assessed the capacity or readiness of these institutions to use electronic learning (e-learning) to improve quality of education and ultimately... more

  • Postgraduate students as OER capacitators. Open Praxis, 9(2), 223?234.

    Draws on the experiences of the Vice Chancellor?s Open Educational Resources Adaptation project in the University of Cape Town, which explored whether postgraduate students, with their blend of developing subject knowledge, greater time resources, and experience of teaching artefacts from both a learner?s and educator?s perspective, may be a valuable resource for lecturers or institutions... more

  • Educational Development in Kenya and the Role of Information and Communication Technology. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 5(2).

    This article provides an insight into the state of educational development in Kenya and the role of ICT in narrowing the knowledge divide. It documents the progress made in educational development, while revealing the challenges faced. The article provides an overview of the historical and economic context, social factors, and the organization and state of education. more

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