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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

  • Adoption and Impact of OER in the Global South

    Book reviewed by Kirk Perris, Advisor, Educatation, Commonwealth of Learning.

  • 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...

  • Digital Fluency Course. Module 5: Storage and Access of Digital Resources

    This module aims to expand an understanding of digital storage and access with regard to a variety of files types and enabling platforms. It will hone skills in storing and retrieving digital resources using various technologies. This module is intended to address both academic and administrative skills: these skills can be applied in research, teaching and learning, and administration. With...

  • 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...

  • ROER4D. Research on Open Educational Resources for Development Sub Project 1. Desktop Review: Sub-Saharan Africa

    Saide and Saide's OER Africa Project team conducted a desk top literature review for the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development Project which was a four-year project funded by the IDRC.

  • ROER4D. OER Country Profile: South Africa

    Saide and Saide's OER Africa Project team conducted a desk top literature review for the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development Project which was a four-year project funded by the IDRC.

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