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  • Mainstreaming use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in an African context

    The study derives from a multi-year project implemented by OER Africa. The project sought to understand how OER might be used as a catalyst for pedagogical transformation in African universities. Within a non- determinist and interpretivist theoretical framework and an over-arching project methodology of participatory action research, the study made use of an analytical autoethnographic... more

  • Differentiation in Access to, and the Use and Sharing of (Open) Educational Resources Among Students and Lecturers at Technical and Comprehensive Ghanaian Universities

    This paper is the second in a series of three with a common goal to present a fair OER picture for Sub-Saharan Africa, represented by large-scale studies in three countries: Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa. This paper examines a deliberate selection of four Ghanaian universities with randomly sampled students and lecturers. Distinct questionnaires for students and the lecturers have been used... more

  • Challenges of Adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) in Kenyan Secondary Schools

    Kenya, like many African countries, has faced enormous challenges in the production of and access to quality relevant teaching and learning materials and resources in primary and secondary school classrooms. This has been occasioned by a plethora of factors which include, but are not limited to, lack of finances, tradition, competence, and the experience to develop such resources. Such a... more

  • Exploring "Open Pedagogy"

    Presentation by David Wiley to the OER Africa Convening 2016. more

  • Professional Development in a Digital Age: Exploring Aspects of Digital Fluency for Blended Teaching and Learning

    A keynote workshop on OER Africa's digital fluency course developed at the Open University of Tanzania, presented at the First Annual Teaching and Learning Conference of the North West University in South Africa, by Brenda Mallinson. more

  • Strengthening Critical Value Chains with Agshare Open Knowledge Agshare II Convening 2015Strengthening Critical Value Chains with Agshare Open Knowledge Agshare II Convening 2015

    The purpose of the AgSgare convening was to provide an opportunity for project teams: * Makerere College of Communication and Information Science (CoCIS) – Indigenous Agricultural Knowledge * Makerere College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB) – Dairy Hygiene * Haramaya Department of Agricultural Information and Communication Management (AICM)-... more

  • An Institutional Approach to OER Implementation at the University of South Africa (UNISA)

    The University of South Africa (UNISA) is a mega open and distance learning (ODL) university with more than 400,000 students in South Africa and around the world. UNISA committed to the implementation of OER within the university by incorporating support for OER into all relevant policies and processes. This is seen as the critical enabling factor. Moreover, as an open university, it was... more

  • OER and MOOCs at the National Open University of Nigeria

    The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is the second largest university in Africa with more than 180,000 students. The OER project at NOUN was initially motivated in response to the 2012 UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Paris Declaration on OER. Specifically, NOUN referred to the section that encouraged government-funded materials to be released under an open licence and made... more

  • OUT OER Institutional Analysis Workshop

    Presentation by Brenda Mallinson at a workshop held at the Open University of Tanzania in 2014. more

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