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  • Producing OER from Scratch: The Case of Health Sciences at the University of Ghana and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

    OER activity in developing countries accounts for the majority of the work reported in the book, and the experience of using and repurposing OER receives as much coverage as their initial development. Other papers describe how OER can be fitted most productively into the wider educational ecosystem. more

  • Dynamics of adoption and usage of ICTs in African universities: A study of Kenya and Nigeria. Technovation, 24(10), 841?851.

    Explores the dynamics of Internet adoption and usage in African universities.Results suggest mixed demographic significance. Among academics, age is positively correlated with use while we found no significant gender disparity in Internet use. Individual income and institutional provision of end-user facilities influence adoption and use. Internet use for research and teaching is still... more

  • Exploring the barriers and enablers to the use of open educational resources by university academics in Africa. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Conference Proceedings.

    The objectives of the research study are to explore the inhibitors and enablers are experienced by academics that use OER, and what barriers prevent academics from using OER. The sample consists of academics from East, West and Southern Africa. Information was gathered by means of a survey questionnaire. more

  • Differentiation in access to, and the use and sharing of (Open) Educational Resources among students and lecturers at Kenyan universities. Presented at OEGlobal 2017, 8?10 March 2017. Cape Town, South Africa.

    Empirical data have been generated by the use of a student and a lecturer questionnaire to which in total 798 students and 43 lecturers have responded. The outcomes give insight into the differentiation in access to (Open) Educational Resources, and in ways that they are using and sharing these resources. more

  • Differentiation in access to, and the use and sharing of (Open) Educational Resources among students and lecturers at Kenyan Universities. Open Praxis, 9(2), 173-94.

    Selected from the very rich source two major outcomes are: (i) there is a significant digital differentiation among lecturers and students at urban versus rural universities in terms of their proficiency and internet accessibility; and (ii) the awareness and appreciation of the OER concept and open licensing is low but from the actual processing by respondents of educational resources (not... more

  • Rethinking teacher preparation and professional development in Africa: an analysis of the curriculum of teacher education in the teaching of early reading and mathematics. Curriculum Journal, 23(4), 409?502.

    This paper reports research on the initial teacher training and continuing professional development of teachers in six African countries (Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda). The focus of the research was on the teaching of early reading and mathematics. more

  • Print Industries Cluster Council report on intellectual property rights in the print industries sector. Cape Town: Print Industries Cluster Council.

    The Report deals in particular with copyright as an aspect of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and the impact of these rights on growth and development in the print industries sector. It therefore surveys the state of copyright as it relates to the written word and identifies ways in which copyright laws and practices in South Africa are aiding or inhibiting growth. Finally, it makes... more

  • Open Scholarship Practices Reshaping South Africa's Scholarly Publishing Roadmap. Publications 2015, 3(4), 263-284.

    The growth of IRs, the growth in support for gold open access including the library acting as a publisher, the experimentation with open monographs, and OERs which are all shaping South Africa?s scholarly publishing roadmap. more

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