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  • Understanding Open Educational Resources

    These three lessons provide an introduction to open educational resources (OERs).  The interactive course [1] is also available in the Commonwealth of Learning's Technology-enabled Learning Lounge. The course is accessible logging in as a guest. [1] http://tell.colvee.org/login/index.php more

  • Open Educational Resources Differentiation: A cross-country study on differentiation in access, use and sharing of (Open) Educational Resources at universities in Kenya, Ghana and South Africa

    The academic literature on open educational resources (OER) and practices in higher education has grown substantially over the past decade. OER is seen to offer endless possibilities for Sub-Saharan African universities by reducing costs of education, improving quality of education, as well as increasing access to quality education for all, among others. Sub-Saharan African universities... more

  • Harnessing OER Practices to Drive Pedagogical Improvement: The Role of Continuing Professional Development

      In our efforts to support African universities to understand and harness the concept of open educational resources (OER), /OER Africa/ has identified several practical constraints to achieving the widely anticipated potential for OER to contribute to achieving higher degrees of equity across higher education in Africa. Effective harnessing of OER practices depends heavily on the... more

  • The Effects of Institutional Support Factors on Lecturer adoption of eLearning at a Conventional University

    Conventional Higher Education Institutions in Kenya are in the process of implementing eLearning projects. These initiatives are, however, fraught with challenges. At the Maseno University eCampus, an evaluation of statistics on the institutional LMS after two years of implementation revealed that many lecturers had minimal or no log-in statistics, an indication that there was a gap in the... more

  • Learning for Development in the Context of South Africa: Considerations for Open Education Resources in Improving Higher Education Outcomes

    Education is at the core of South Africa’s national development. The National Development Plan recognizes the potential of education to transform individuals and drive attainment of other development goals. The country’s higher education system is characterized by low participation and high attrition. This presents challenges for the attainment of targets set by the NDP. A number of Open... 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

  • Learners and Learning - Section Five: How Can Teachers Structure Learning?

    This module discusses structured learning specifically methods that teacher can utilize in their learning programmes with the outcome of ensuring learners easily comprehend the subject matter. Referred to also as teaching with leaening in mind this module juxtaposes between teaching to remember and teaching to understand more

  • Information Retrieval: Access to Knowledge-Based Resources

    This forms part of the Fundamental Skills under Health Informatics Building Blocks (HIBB). It is the first unit aimed at training and developing more informed health practitioners. more

  • A Collaborative Approach to OER Policy and Guidelines Development in the Commonwealth: The Case of Botswana, Cameroon, and Sri Lanka

    Access to relevant learning resources is an important aspect in ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all as outlined in the sustainable development goal 4 (SDG4). The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has identified the development of open educational resources (OER) as a potential answer to these challenges. A total of 29 provincial/... 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

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