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  • 2012 African Health OER Network Impact Study

    The current impact study follows on from two earlier evaluations of the project. A formative evaluation [1] of the Design Phase completed at the end of 2009 focused mainly on OER ‘take-up’ and production in the partner institutions (OER Africa 2009). This evaluation concluded that expectations and contractual targets had been met, or exceeded by an impressive margin, with project...

  • Consortium for Health Policy & Systems Analysis in Africa

    All CHEPSAA’s African members have produced reports that provide an overview of the HPSR+A capacity needs and assets in their organizations and its wider context. They each include recommendations about how to develop capacity. The assessment reports are from Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria, and there are also comparative assessments with guidance on how to approach the...

  • Growing an Institutional Health OER Initiative: A Case Study of the University of Cape Town

    This case study is the result of semi-structured interviews and email engagement with teaching and support staff involved in OER activities in the Facutly of Health Sciences (FHS) and for the OpenContent Directory (web portal) at UCT. The contributors (listed at the end of this study) gave their consent for the author to use their names and direct quotations, and their words are included...

  • Developing and using Open Educational Resources at KNUST

    In May 2011, Pro Vice Chancellor Peter Donkor published this article in the Digital Learning Resources online journal.

  • Growing an Institutional Health OER Initiative: A Case Study of the University of Ghana

    This case study is the result of semi-structured interviews with teaching faculty, other staff and students involved in health OER activities at UG. The interviewees (listed at the end of this study), gave their consent for the author to use their names and direct quotations, and their words are included here verbatim. This case study explores CHS’s experience with OER, highlighting...

  • Policy for development and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) - KNUST

    In August 2010, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) passed a landmark institutional policy in support of OER. As is the tradition in many universities, faculty performance evaluation at KNUST was originally based largely on publication in peer-reviewed articles. The OER team at the College of Health Sciences knew the reward structure needed to be revised in order...

  • 2010-2011 African Health OER Network Phase 2 Evaluation: Consolidation and Sustainability

    As part of the Hewlett Foundation grant for the African Health OER Network, Professor Ken Harley (University of KwaZulu-Natal) conducts an annual external evaluation of the project. For his 2009 evaluation, Prof Harley interviewed participants at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Ghana (UG), University of Cape Town (UCT), University of the Western Cape...

  • Fostering Cross-institutional Collaboration for Open Educational Resources Production

    Although there are over a quarter of a million open courses published by an increasing number of universities, it remains unclear whether Open Education Resources (OER) is scalable and productively sustainable. The challenge is compounded when OER is examined in the light of its potential to allow both educators and learners in developing countries to contribute geographically bound learning...

  • The Use of Open Education Resources at the University of Malawi (UNIMA)

    Considering the challenge of providing quality, cost-effective learning resources, it made sense that UNIMA should experiment with using OER. Through grants from the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the International Association for Digital Publications and OER Africa, an initiative of the South African Institute for Distance Education...

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