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  • Developing and deploying OERs in sub-Saharan Africa: Building on the present

    This article builds on existing information and communication technology (ICT) implementation plans in Africa and on the experiences of organizations and initiatives such as the African Virtual University (AVU), OER Africa, the South African Institute of Distance Education (SAIDE), and the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) Project, to present one view of the benefits,...

  • Conceptualising Open Educational Practices in teacher education in East Africa.

    This paper draws on data from recent interviews with thirty teacher educators in Mauritius, Tanzania and Uganda undertaken in an ROER4D impact study. The teacher educators had been identified as engaging with OER and the interviews explored the implications of this use of OER in and for practice. Drawing on this empirical data and the literature a framework of indicators for quality open...

  • New Ways of Mediating Learning: Investigating the implications of adopting open educational resources for tertiary education at an institution in the United Kingdom as compared to one in South Africa

    The paper starts by discussing the different contexts wherein two institutions operate and the inequalities that exist between them. One institution is a university based in South Africa and the other is a college located in the United Kingdom. Both institutions, however, deliver distance-learning courses. The second part of the paper discusses preliminary findings when OERs are considered...

  • Are higher education institutions positioned to reap the dividends of open education resources? The case of Durban University of Technology.

    The study concludes that for the university to retain its relevance in an evolving educational landscape, it should create a framework that will not only create space for OER projects but should also address the very human need for recognition and acknowledgement that developers of free and open content have. International Business...