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  • 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...

  • Quality Assurance Toolkit for Open and Distance Non-Formal Education

    Quality assurance (QA) systems applied in educational contexts are generally concerned with inputs ? how much money is spent, what staffing, resources and support are provided, what kinds of teaching and learning are involved and so on. There is an assumption ? not always fulfilled ? that the higher the standards of the inputs, the higher the quality of the outputs. In this toolkit, we...

  • Delivering Service Indicators in Education and Health: A Proposal

    The Delivering Service Indicators seek to provide a set of indices for benchmarking service delivery performance in education and health in Africa in order to track progress in and across countries over time. It seeks to enhance effective and active monitoring of service delivery systems and to become an instrument of public accountability and good governance in Africa. The main perspective...

  • Building an Effective ?Open Education Resource? (OER) Environment for Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: The TESSA Experience

    The Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) research and development programme is concerned with the huge challenges of supplying, training and retaining effective teachers to meet the needs of expanding primary education sectors across the region. Combining innovative education models and technological tools, TESSA is creating an extensive range of web-based open education...

  • NADEOSA Quality Criteria for Distance Education in South Africa: Section Two - Quality Criteria

    These criteria were initially developed in research for the Department of Education. They have since been revised by NADEOSA through a stakeholder process. There are thirteen criteria: Policy and planning, Learners, Programme development, Course design, Course materials, Assessment, Collaborative relationships, Quality assurance, Information dissemination, Results. Additional author: Yvonne...

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