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Saide Newsletter Vol. 23, no. 1, 2017

In our first issue of the newsletter for 2017 we pay tribute to our late colleague Juliet Tembe.  We describe a new project we are involved in PIEECE which will involve the development of a programme for ECD practitioners. This is followed by a case study of the digital projection of openly licensed African storybooks in community libraries and our Siyaphumelela project visits to NMMU and Wits. We lastly welcome a new staff member - Tony Lelliott.

Saide Newsletter Vol. 22, no. 5, 2016

Our final issue of the newsletter provides an article on our recent attendance at the Pan Commonwealth Forum and a workshop on ethics that we held on behalf of our Siyaphumemela Project.  Lorato Trok was priviledged to visit Queen Katrina, Queen of the Khoisan in the Northern Cape. We also pay a special welcome to Sadiya Sukhadia, our new Senior Finance and Admin manager.

Saide Newsletter Vol. 22, no. 4, 2016

This issue provides an interesting article by Maryla Bialobrzeska on the development of a new course being developed to train teachers in Zambian community schools.  We participated in two international literacy events and Dr Adelheid Marie Bwire and Tessa Welch report on their take aways and what the African Storybook could learn from this.Ephraim Mhlanga facilitated a workshop for the Lesotho Council of Higher Education who are about to start conducting institutional audits at all their higher education institutions.

Saide Newsletter Vol. 22, no. 3, 2016

In this issue of our newsletter we feature an article on a potential partnership between our African Storybook Initiative and literacy organisations in Ethiopia. Two gatherings took place recently, namely our OER Africa Convening which brought together our team and representatives from higher education institutions participating in the project,  and the annual Nadeosa conference took place in July. Finally Sam Andema describes how stories are being used with adults in Sudanese refugee camps in Uganda.

Saide Newsletter Vol. 22, no. 2, 2016

This issue of the newsletter covers our attendance at three conferences, namely the Achieving the Dream conference, Open Education Global Conference 2016 and e-Learning Africa 2016.  There is a report from Sam Andema, one of the African Storybook Initiative steering committee members on his observations of the project at one of our Ugandan pilot sites, Arua Hill.  Finally, we are please to announce a new Saide team member, Dr Najma Agherdien.

Saide Newsletter Vol. 22 no. 1 2016

This first issue of 2016 contains an article on the cost of time in higher ODeL provision in which Tony Mays reviews a selection of articles from a recent issue of distance education. Tessa Welch and Lisa Treffry Goatley report on work the African Storybook is doing with the KZN Education Department, Jika 'iMfundo and Room to Read in getting isiZulu storybooks into two districts in KwaZulu Natal. Our Agshare II Project is drawing to a close and we provide links to the outputs received from our partner institutions.

Clone of SAIDE Newsletter Vol. 21 No. 3 2015

We highlight the Siyaphumelela - We Succeed - Programme launch, which is a regionally-learning analytics initiative aimed at improving student retention and success in higher education. We discuss key issues that are emerging from our experience in our African Storybook Project. Through our OER Africa project we report on our OER experience with the Open University of Tanzania, and lastly on workshops that we held with the National Open University of Nigeria on quality assurance.

SAIDE Newsletter Vol.21 No.4, 2015

The Global Meeting on Literacy and Sustainable Societies, convened by Unesco, is reported on in our first article.  The second article describes what we are doing in a project in Nigeria which seeks to help primary and secondary school teachers infuse critical thinking skills into the everyday school curriculum. The final two articles cover the RUFORUM 11th AGM which we attended on behalf of our AgShare project and also the NADEOSA AGM and conference.

SAIDE Newsletter Vol. 21 No. 3 2015

We highlight the Siyaphumelela - We Succeed - Programme launch, which is a regionally-learning analytics initiative aimed at improving student retention and success in higher education. We discuss key issues that are emerging from our experience in our African Storybook Project. Through our OER Africa project we report on our OER experience with the Open University of Tanzania, and lastly on workshops that we held with the National Open University of Nigeria on quality assurance.