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Achievements

2017
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2016
  • Partnered with University of the Free State (UFS)
  • Successfully hosted an OER Africa Convening
  • Drafted OER Policies at ANU, OUT and OP
  • Digital Fluency Course for Academics developed and piloted
  • Reached out to 500+ people through workshops and conferences
2015-2014
  • Initiated the Participatory Action Research (PAR) Agenda
  • Identified our partners: Africa Nazarene University – ANU (Kenya); Open University of Tanzania – OUT (Tanzania); UNISA (South Africa); University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort – UP (South Africa)
  • Developed updated Communications Strategy
2013
2011
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2009
  • Selected and hosted the first OER Africa’s Advisory Committee meeting which assisted OER Africa with long-term strategy development; provided strategic advice on how to confer legitimacy upon OER Africa; and proffer business acumen with regard to higher education business models, etc.
  • Identified potential OER Africa partners e.g. African Council for Distance Education (ACDE), National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Open University of Tanzania (OUT), Commonwealth of Learning (COL), The East African Consortium, Health Education and Training Programme (HEAT), Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), International Association for Digital Publications (IADP), Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Education (TESSA)
  • Co-developed a Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources.
  • Developed six case studies
  • Developed a final Work Plan for the Implementation Phase of OER Africa
  • Conducted research on Revisiting the Challenges for Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Movement
  • Relaunched and implemented the OER Africa Website
2008