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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...

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...

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...

Distance learning institutions intending to reuse Open Educational Resources (OER) for development of course materials need to orient and train course writers in basic understanding about OER, open licencing, and skills related to findability and reuse of OER. Reuse means adopting or adapting...

The need for equity of access to affordable, locally relevant educational materials is felt acutely in Global South countries facing growing student numbers, decreasing government funding, increasing textbooks costs, and educational materials that are not aligned with local context. The...

This PowerPoint presentation outlines the research results for one scenario in the use of Open Educational Resources (OER). Conclusions drawn from the study indicate that students in the face to face classes who used a semi-open OER obtain significantly better exam grades than students that did...

This protocol for trainers on training (ToT) for recipe demonstration is part of the "Scaling up Small Millet Post Harvest and Nutritious Food Products" project and is designed for organizations interested in promoting small millet consumption within local food systems. The training material...

The OEP-IE Index was developed as part of the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project implemented at the Open University of Sri Lanka, to evaluate the impacts of the integration of Open Educational Resources (OER) by school teachers. The Index functions as an...

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