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This DECI-2 (Developing Evaluation and Communication Capacity in Information Society Research) case study reviews mentorship provided to the research team at EAFIT University, focusing on strategies for better communication of research findings to policy-makers and funders. EAFIT's I+D Unit...

Millets have high nutritive value comparable to that of major cereals such as wheat and rice. Potential health benefits are attributed to consumption of millets such as prevention of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes; reducing tumour incidence; lowering blood pressure, risk of heart...

This presentation delves into some constraints in Open Educational Practices. Sharing materials and ideas, along with other inclusive practices of users and creators of Open Educational Resources (OER) relies on: access to technology; digital literacy skills; access to different networks...

Using a design-based research approach, some initiatives in Open Educational Resources (OER) and practices (OEP) were implemented at the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL): integrating ICT & OER in Teacher Education Programmes (OERTE); implementation of an OER-based e-Learning Online Course...

The project aimed to improve food and nutrition security of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia through scaling up of pulse innovations. Results show that 70,000 farm households were positively impacted and nine primary cooperatives established, including three women's cooperatives. Introducing...

This one page graphic delineates the objectives, extent and size of the ROER4D project; the definition and premise of Open Educational Resources (OER); ROER4D research practices and the why of Open Research; ROER4D basic bibliographical resources; and operationalization of open research through...

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...

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