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Courses and Materials Development

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.

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.

Digital Fluency Course: Module 2 - Working with OER

This module is aimed at providing the learner with basic guidance on OER, including underlying concepts, and encouraging practical use of OER. The first topic covers the basic definition of OER, their forms and repositories. Topic two introduces the learner to OER licensing, particularly Creative Commons licences (CC). The third topic covers ways that OER can be adapted and produced. Topic four highlights the importance of an institutional OER policy and its associated formulation considerations.      

Web Strategies for the Curation and Discovery of Open Educational Resources

 For those receiving funding from the UK HEFCE-funded Open Educational Resource Programme (2009- 2012), the sustainability of project outputs was one of a number of essential goals. Our approach for the hosting and distribution of health and life science open educational resources (OER) was based on the utilisation of the WordPress.org blogging platform and search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques to curate content  and  widen discovery.This paper outlines the approaches taken and tools used at the time, and reflects upon the effectiveness  of web strategies several years post-funding.

Open Pathways to Student Success: Academic Library Partnerships for Open Educational Resources and Affordable Course Content Creation and Adoption

This paper explores the current state of open educational resources (OER) including notable library-lead and multi-institutional programs. The potential for OER and affordable course material creation and adoption pro-grams to impact student retention and persistence is examined. Potential additional partnerships and future di-rections for library-lead programs are discussed as well as the framework necessary for assessing the impact of library-lead OER initiatives.

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

Early Experiences of the Course Conversion to OER Process at Open University of Tanzania

This presentation provides the staged processes and lessons learning in the early stages of course converstion to open educational resources (OER) at the University of Tanzania.

Introduction to Christian Ethics (UCC204)

The unit provides an introduction to Christian ethics and is a one trimester, university common course. It is part of the core curricular of the university. It is a two credit hour course, covered within 28 hours of the university’s trimester calendar. The course is taken by all undergraduate students in all programmes offered at Africa Nazarene University. Students taking the class need to think about ethical issues encountered in their careers. The unit will provide you with principles needed in making moral decisions from a Christian perspective.

Enhancing Teacher Education through OER

TESS-India have developed a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) to support teacher educators in becoming familiar with and using OER in their work with teachers.

Educational Technology for Effective Teaching: A Handbook for Educators

This course on educational technology comprises of 16 units covering different aspects of educational technology as a field of study. Educational technology is a combined application of three major sciences for classroom activities. These are Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Managerial Sciences.