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This slide presentation is a detailed practical, step by step walk through of how to find Open Educational Resources using the google search engine, advanced search, image search, open resources, courses, teaching aids, along with links to open access materials including lectures and recorded...

Lack of an Open Educational Resources (OER) strategy or policy by most provincial and state employers makes sharing of educators' materials unlikely. Most institutions do not have OER strategies or policies, but typically reinforce national copyright legislation regarding possession of copyright...

The presentation compares Open Science, Open Research, Open Data and Open Educational Resources as practices and activities that can be encompassed under the umbrella of Open Educational Practices. Open Science is a movement to make scientific research and data accessible to all; Open Education...

As part of the larger project: "Scaling Up Small Millet Post-Harvest and Nutritious Food Products" the policy workshop acted "To discuss and develop concrete policy support needed for mainstreaming small millets at State and Central Government levels in improving production; development of...

Drawing on research in the broader field of online learning, this paper considers how learner engagement in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) might be designed for by looking at three pedagogical aspects: teacher presence, social learning and peer learning. A small core group of learners...

This presentation provides an overview of Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D)'s seven project clusters, along with project objectives. Definitions and approaches are given towards achieving the four dimensions of openness: ideological openness; legal openness;...

The University of Cape Town research examines what the 'open' in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) means - as a contested space, and to identify constraints as they emerge during design and implementation of courses. 12 MOOCS have been created over a three year period. The working hypothesis...

The presentation analyzes results derived from surveys of students and lecturers at Kenyan universities. Digital proficiency and connectivity show various patterns of differentiation. Students at the urban universities rate themselves more digitally 'advanced' than their colleagues at the rural...

The Developing Evaluation and Communication Capacity in Information Society Research project (DECI-2) aims to build capacity in evaluation and communication among global Networked Economies (NE) flagship projects. Key DECI-2 contributions have been captured in the project's publications and...

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