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Developing a Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) communications strategy involves understanding four goals for ROER4D communications: 1) visibility for the project 2) knowledge generation 3) networking 4) research capacity development. The presentation draws attention...

The Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) operational definition of Open Research is: the process of conducting and sharing research on publicly accessible platforms in order for others to freely access, use, modify, and share them, subject to measures that preserve...

This report contains thirteen manuscripts which were prepared under the guidance of workshop trainers on scientific writing, covering research design, methods of data analysis, sampling procedures, discussion, and results, as well as proper citations and references. The trainers witnessed good...

The presentation describes Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D)'s Curation and Dissemination Strategy: high quality content that authentically represents the ROER4D research community, raises the visibility of the work and the community, and paves the way for further...

This poster promotes awareness of Open Educational Resources (OER), usage and creation, and the benefits to education from utilizing OER in higher education in India. In India there have been several sporadic attempts to promote the use of OER, directly or indirectly, by launching policies such...

In Colombia where progress is being made in infrastructure without ensuring stability and broadband Internet, teachers create basic resources without considering copyright. coKREA provided teacher training on Open Educational Resources, creation and copyright through Creative Commons (CC). The...

An ATOER scale (Attitudes Towards Open Educational Resources) was developed to identify positive and negative predispositions towards Open Educational Resources (OER) amongst teachers. Data was classified into three main constructs: awareness, sharing of resources, and adoption and use of OER....

Digital tools are improving people’s ability to innovate, organize, document, and share online, but they also enable broad surveillance, tracking, censorship and, in some cases, repression.

While cities often act as the engines of economic growth for developing countries, they are also frequently the site of growing violence, poverty, and inequality. Yet, social theory, largely developed and tested in the Global North, is often inadequate in tackling the realities of life in the...

Kenya has an estimated 18.2 million cattle, 16.3 million sheep, and 24.6 million goats. The majority of these animals are held by smallholder farmers who depend on livestock for their livelihoods.

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