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  • Opening Up Education: A Support Framework for Higher Education Institutions

    This report presents a support framework for higher education institutions (HEIs) to open up education. This framework proposes a wide definition of the term ‘open education’, which accommodates different uses, in order to promote transparency and a holistic approach to practice. It goes beyond OER, MOOCs and open access to embrace 10 dimensions of open education. The framework can be used...

  • Using Media in Teaching: Learning Guide. Section Seven - Using Computer Technologies in Schools

    The current optimism about computers makes it easier to find funding for projects that involve computers than it is to find sources willing to contribute to teacher development or basic infrastructure, such as toilets, chairs or chalk. Computers and the Internet are 'cool' and easy to generate enthusiasm about. As with television, though, we need to view such enthusiasm for computers...

  • Using Media in Teaching: Learning Guide. Introduction

    The focus of this module is on how teachers might use popular media, textbooks and computertechnologies to create a learning environment that equips learners with the knowledge andskills to live and work thoughtfully in a changing country. The model of teaching being promotedis one that:• actively involves learners• links schooling with learners’ lives and experiences• develops learners’...

  • Measuring Information and Communication Technology Availability in Villages and Rural Areas

    The first World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was held in Geneva, Switzerland in December 2003. It brought together leaders from governments around the world to discuss and adopt strategies for creating an inclusive Information Society. One outcome of the Summit was a Plan of Action enunciating ten targets to be achieved by 2015 of which the first is: ?...to connect villages with...

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