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An Institutional Approach to OER Implementation at the University of South Africa (UNISA)

The University of South Africa (UNISA) is a mega open and distance learning (ODL) university with more than 400,000 students in South Africa and around the world. UNISA committed to the implementation of OER within the university by incorporating support for OER into all relevant policies and processes. This is seen as the critical enabling factor.

OER and MOOCs at the National Open University of Nigeria

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is the second largest university in Africa with more than 180,000 students. The OER project at NOUN was initially motivated in response to the 2012 UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Paris Declaration on OER. Specifically, NOUN referred to the section that encouraged government-funded materials to be released under an open licence and made available and accessible as OER.  

Digital Fluency Course. Module 5: Storage and Access of Digital Resources

This module aims to expand an understanding of digital storage and access with regard to a variety of files types and enabling platforms. It will hone skills in storing and retrieving digital resources using various technologies. This module is intended to address both academic and administrative skills: these skills can be applied in research, teaching and learning, and administration.

An Open Knowledge Primer for OER Africa

First there were Open Educational Resources (OER); Then there was Open Access (OA); Increasingly academics and researchers are making Open Data integral to scholarly communication; Rather than segmenting the three, many practitioners use the phrase; Open Knowledge; This primer is meant to complement work carried out at OER Africa on OER and IPR/copyrigh;It broadens the discussion to include open access and open data, issues that impact on sub-Saharan African universities but that are not discussed as extensively within sub-Saharan African universities as they should be.

Pedagogical Transformation

In this presentation to the 2016 OER Africa Convening, Professor Ken Harley talks about pedagogical transformation.

OUT OER Institutional Analysis Workshop

Presentation by Brenda Mallinson at a workshop held at the Open University of Tanzania in 2014.

OER Africa Out Collaboration: Open Educational Resources (OER) in Africa

Presentation given by Brenda Mallinson in 2015.

Role and Importance of an Institutional OER Policy

This presentation was given by Tony Mays at the Open University of Tanzania in 2016.

Open Educational Resources (OER) Policy for The Open University of Tanzania

The Open University of Tanzania (OUT) is proud to have a detailed and current Open Educational Resources (OER) Policy. The policy is designed to significantly contribute towards making OUT a leading world class University in the delivery of affordable quality education through Open and Distance Learning mode.

Digital Fluency Course: Module 3 - Learning Design and Development for Online/Blended Provision

This module explores five topics. The first topic addresses models, frameworks, and elements of learning design and development, focusing mainly on the 7Cs of learning design framework and the generic ADDIE model. The second topic, designing for learning, explains how you can design interactive and motivational activities and assessments, develop content for your online courses, and provide support and guidance for online learners. The third topic concentrates on matching technological tools to pedagogical purposes.