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80 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools for Publishing and Development Initiatives

This list includes 80 online resources that can be used to learn how to build or participate in a collaborative educational effort that focuses on publication and development of materials. Although some choices focus solely on publication, development, or

The Open University Open Content Initiative: Application to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

This application for funding is a useful tool for other OER initiatives and also provides an overview of proposed rights licensing, institutional commitment and sustainability models.

Achieving Research Impact for Development: A Critique of Research Dissemination Policy in South Africa, with Recommendations for Policy Reform

This paper reviews the policy context for research publication in South Africa, tracking the policy against the changing context provided by digital communication technologies and new dissemination models, particularly Open Access. The paper charts a set o

People's Open Access Education Initiative

The People’s Open Access Education Initiative is just getting started. The goal is to use free and open source software to create high-quality educational resources that are available on the Internet in order to build public health capacity in low- to mi

Malawi-Scotland Virtual Patient Development

This project was described at the 2008 Africa eLearning conference. There is no website, but the link above is a lengthy interview with Dr. David Dewhurst, the project’s principal investigator.. The project’s aim is to equip a group of twenty medical and

Leadership Initiative for Public Health in East Africa

With funding from USAID, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health is leading a five-year initiative to strengthen the capacity of public health schools in East Africa. Johns Hopkins is collaborating with the Makerere University School of Publi

Health Education and Training in Africa

These are links to the Open University, UK (OU) website, where this initiative is described. OU is collaborating with the Tropical Health & Education Trust (THET) to promote capacity building in the health workforce by supporting the development of healt

The Global Teacher Crisis - Meeting the New Challenge Through New Technologies and New Modes of Teaching and Learning

In this keynote address Bob Moon looks at the situation of teacher education in Africa, particularly through the lens of the TESSA project. He highlights some factors that he believes can contribute to the improvement of teacher education.