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Africa Nazarene University: Revisiting the Business Model

This presentation by Tony Mays to the OER Africa 2016 Convening discusses the business model at Africa Nazarene University in the light of the changing context of educational provision. He highlights new modes of provision, and both the systemic and costing implications.

Mainstreaming OER at Africa Nazarene University: Pursuing a Participatory Action Research Journey - Report 4

This report outlines the process and outcomes of a 4th visit to explore how to mainstream engagement with OER to support the increasing demand for flexible higher learning opportunities at Africa Nazarene University using a participatory action research approach.

Some Thoughts on the Major Challenges Facing Higher Education

A presentation by Professor Ahmed Bawa to the OER Africa 2016 convening where he discusses the need to re-visit higher education in the sub-content particularly related to funding, curricula, articilation, needs of society, issues of access and success, research capacity and affordability of higher education.

Pedagogies for the Open Knowledge Society

Learning challenges within the knowledge society cannot be limited to thetechnological dimension. Leaming and education are embedded in economic, political and cultural contexts. Pedagogies reflect this social  condition.

The Review Project

This review provides a summary of all known empirical research on the impacts of OER adoption.  This version will be updated with new articles as the authors become aware of them.

Impact of Open Licensing on the Early Reader Ecosystem

The Impact of Open Licensing on the Early Reader Ecosystem examines how to use open licensing to promote quality learning resources for young children that are relevant and interesting. Research in early reading tends to focus on traditional publishing value and supply chains, without taking much consideration of new approaches and solutions emerging from the digitization of content and the impact of open licences. Production innovations considered include content creation models, storybook management and storage, and printing and distribution.

OER Policy Development Toolkit for Higher Education

The interactive toolkit allows you to choose a policy statement in various categories and create an output of a completed Open Policy for your Institution. The toolkit is licensed CC BY and we would love for you to reuse it, remix it, revise it, and/or redistribute it.

Challenges of Open Educational Resources: A Comparative Study Between Shanghai Open University and the Open University of Tanzania

The study discusses the challenges of open educational resources and in doing so makes a comparative analysis between Shanghai Open University and the Open University of Tanzania. The study uses descriptive survey research design to examine the challenges of open educational researches and hence make a comparative analysis between Shanghai Open University and the open university of Tanzania. 

Open Educational Resources Initiative at the Open University of Tanzania: Challenges and Lessons Learned

This paper is one of the six series of studies that describes the process of designing and development of an OER based course titled "Academic Digital Fluency for 21st Century Lecturers" at the Open University of Tanzania. Through a descriptive research design approach, the study employed documentary analysis (particularly of the proceedings and records from the course development workshops and planning meetings) and review of