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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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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/...

  • 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)-...

  • Digital Fluency Course: Module 3 - Learning Design and Development for Online/Blended Provision

    This module explores five topics. The first topic addresses models, frameworks, and elements of learning design and development, focusing mainly on the 7Cs of learning design framework and the generic ADDIE model. The second topic, designing for learning, explains how you can design interactive and motivational activities and assessments, develop content for your online courses, and provide...

  • Digital Fluency Course: Module 2 - Working with OER

    This module is aimed at providing the learner with basic guidance on OER, including underlying concepts, and encouraging practical use of OER. The first topic covers the basic definition of OER, their forms and repositories. Topic two introduces the learner to OER licensing, particularly Creative Commons licences (CC). The third topic covers ways that OER can be adapted and produced. Topic...

  • Web Strategies for the Curation and Discovery of Open Educational Resources

     For those receiving funding from the UK HEFCE-funded Open Educational Resource Programme (2009- 2012), the sustainability of project outputs was one of a number of essential goals. Our approach for the hosting and distribution of health and life science open educational resources (OER) was based on the utilisation of the WordPress.org blogging platform and search engine optimisation (SEO)...

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