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OER Initiatives in Africa
Find a list of all OER Initiatives in Africa in these areas amongst others, OER Adaptation, OER Reuse, OER Repository/Portal, Professional Development, and Research.
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Where do you find OER? There is not a one-stop shop for OERs, no single repository where they are stored.
What's Happening in OER in Africa
This section will provide latest updates to news and events relating to OER in African higher education and will include notices to new policies, research, events/conferences.
  • Towards a framework for the use of ICT in teacher training in Africa.

    The paper argues that six fundamental principles of good practice must be addressed for ICT in education programmes to be effective: a shift from an emphasis on "education for ICT" to the use of "ICT for education"; an integration of ICT practice within the whole curriculum; a need for integration between pre-service and in-service teacher training; a need for the development of relevant and...

  • Digital learning management systems in Africa: myths and realities

    This paper reports on a survey of 358 respondents across 25 African countries into their usage of learning management systems. It concludes that while there are some enthusiastic advocates of such systems, the reality is that most African educators as yet have little knowledge about, or interest in, their usage.

  • Financing education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Meeting the challenges of expansion, equity and quality.

    The report aims to provide governments and other stakeholders in SSA countries with a solid statistical foundation on education financing, while analysing related trends and policy trade-offs.

  • Seeking impact and visibility: Scholarly communication in Southern Africa.

    e two questions driving SCAP?s research were: 1. What is the current state of scholarly communication in (Southern) African universities? 2. How can the use of ICTs, technology platforms and open access publishing models contribute to the improvement of strategic scholarly communication, and what institutional structures are needed to support such an approach?

  • The OER Adoption Pyramid.

    This Pyramid was developed in the course of a research paper focusing on why South African academics adopt OER or not. We understood that numerous factors shaped their choices, but it became apparent that some factors were "essential" to OER activity while others were merely "influential". To clarify which factors were required for any type of OER activity, we developed the OER Adoption...