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An Open Knowledge Primer for OER Africa

First there were Open Educational Resources (OER); Then there was Open Access (OA); Increasingly academics and researchers are making Open Data integral to scholarly communication; Rather than segmenting the three, many practitioners use the phrase; Open Knowledge; This primer is meant to complement work carried out at OER Africa on OER and IPR/copyrigh;It broadens the discussion to include open access and open data, issues that impact on sub-Saharan African universities but that are not discussed as extensively within sub-Saharan African universities as they should be.

Pedagogical Transformation

In this presentation to the 2016 OER Africa Convening, Professor Ken Harley talks about pedagogical transformation.

OUT OER Institutional Analysis Workshop

Presentation by Brenda Mallinson at a workshop held at the Open University of Tanzania in 2014.

OER Africa Out Collaboration: Open Educational Resources (OER) in Africa

Presentation given by Brenda Mallinson in 2015.

Role and Importance of an Institutional OER Policy

This presentation was given by Tony Mays at the Open University of Tanzania in 2016.

Separating Rhetoric from Reality: The Process of Institutionalizing OER Practices at African Universities

OER Africa is working with four universities in Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa to support the deepening of pedagogical practices that employ open educational resources (OER) and use information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve teaching and learning at both faculty and institutional levels.

Open Educational Resources (OER) Policy for The Open University of Tanzania

The Open University of Tanzania (OUT) is proud to have a detailed and current Open Educational Resources (OER) Policy. The policy is designed to significantly contribute towards making OUT a leading world class University in the delivery of affordable quality education through Open and Distance Learning mode.

Digital Fluency Course: Module 3 - Learning Design and Development for Online/Blended Provision

This module explores five topics. The first topic addresses models, frameworks, and elements of learning design and development, focusing mainly on the 7Cs of learning design framework and the generic ADDIE model. The second topic, designing for learning, explains how you can design interactive and motivational activities and assessments, develop content for your online courses, and provide support and guidance for online learners. The third topic concentrates on matching technological tools to pedagogical purposes.

Digital Fluency Course: Module 2 - Working with Open Educational Resources

This module is aimed at providing the learner with basic guidance on OER, including underlying concepts, and encouraging practical use of OER. The first topic covers the basic definition of OER, their forms and repositories. Topic two introduces the learner to OER licensing, particularly Creative Commons licences (CC). The third topic covers ways that OER can be adapted and produced. Topic four highlights the importance of an institutional OER policy and its associated formulation considerations.      

Assessment for Learning: Using Learners' Test Data for Professional Development in the Foundation Phase

The purpose of this course is to help you as a mathematics teacher to use information (data) from the assessment of learners’ work to improve teaching and learning in your classroom. The five units show you how to become more aware of the errors your learners make, how to understand these errors and the misconceptions that may have caused them, as well as how to plan lessons and assessment with errors in mind.