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Commonwealth of Learning - Exploring the Business Case for Open Educational Resources

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An excellent study into business cases for OER.

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OER-related articles from Commonwealth countries (for a list, see http://bit.ly/Mk6YfA).
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5 Key Barriers to Educational Technology Adoption in the Developing World

Educational technology will continue to be implemented incrementally in many parts of the developing world. More rapid uptake and success are unlikely to occur unless five items are addressed – power, Internet connectivity and bandwidth, quality teacher training, respect and better pay for teachers, and the sustainability of implementations. 1. Electrical Power It is a…

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A good overview piece on the barriers to ed tech implementation in the developing world. 

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Developing the Kenya National OER Policy for achieving Education for All

Developing the Kenya National OER Policy for achieving Education for All | Commonwealth OER | Scoop.it

UNESCO and the Kenya Ministry of Education organized a Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, to formulate the draft Policy on Open Educational Resources for achieving high-quality Education for All. Over 35 delegates attended the two-day Workshop on 28 and 29 January 2014 to listen to presentations and exchange views on OER, the applicability of existing intellectual property laws in Kenya, and the positioning of OERs within existing policies for ICT in Education, and the National ICT Master Plan.  


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Open Educational Resources: Reflections from Global Perspectives

Open Educational Resources: Reflections from Global Perspectives | Commonwealth OER | Scoop.it
In this session we shall have a look at various OER practices in global perspective and examine how they are being used and repurposed. We shall also understand how OERs can best fit and bring productivity into educational ecosystems.
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BBC World Service - In the Balance, Africa's Technology Revolution - Hype or Reality?

BBC World Service - In the Balance, Africa's Technology Revolution - Hype or Reality? | Commonwealth OER | Scoop.it
Has Africa's hi-tech revolution been over-hyped? If so, what can be done to solve it?

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OER: Opportunities and Prospects for Pakistan

Regional Consultation Workshop on Quality Guidelines for Open Educational Resources on 13-15 March 2013 at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad
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Africa | UNDP

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The MDG Report 2013: Assessing progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals concludes that while Africa is the world’s second fastest growing region, its rate of poverty reduction is insufficient to reach the target of halving extreme poverty by 2015.


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Africa’s mobile revolution in education | Thought Leader

Africa’s mobile revolution in education | Thought Leader | Commonwealth OER | Scoop.it

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India: The New Frontier for Community Colleges

India: The New Frontier for Community Colleges | Commonwealth OER | Scoop.it
The ministry and other policymakers in India recognize that the community college model can indeed prove highly relevant to addressing workforce needs -- and also highly relevant to transforming the lives of 600 million youth in India through...
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Commonwealth of Learning - Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective

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Health OER Case Study - University of Ghana

This case study is the result of semi-structured interviews with teaching faculty, other staff and students involved in health Open Educational Resources (OER)

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MOOCs in the developing world – Pros and cons - University World News

MOOCs in the developing world – Pros and cons - University World News | Commonwealth OER | Scoop.it
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MOOCs 4 Development

In my presentation I outline the (real) history of MOOCs, outline design parameters, and sketch future technologies. This is presented in the context of the ...
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MOOCs, Language issues and barriers to education

One of the most frequent questions people ask me about challenges to adoption of MOOCs and OER in Rwanda is about English as the most dominant language in these courses and resources. This same que...
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Possible re-blog for OER Research Hub

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Data for development: The new conflict resource?

Data for development: The new conflict resource? | Commonwealth OER | Scoop.it

In the latest incarnation of the development world’s dominant paradigm, ICTs for Development, data is being embraced, analysed and monitored by companies, humanitarian organisations, aid donors and governments alike. Yet despite the promises of data evangelists that big and open data can revolutionise innovation, education, health care and infrastructure, the potential risks of data - exclusion, discrimination, identification, persecution, and violations of the right to privacy - bear serious consideration. Without critical analysis and legal oversight, data could become the new conflict resource, causing and sustaining human rights violations.

 

Read more at: https://www.privacyinternational.org/blog/data-for-development-the-new-conflict-resource


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10 principles to consider when introducing ICTs into remote, low-income educational environments

10 principles to consider when introducing ICTs into remote, low-income educational environments | Commonwealth OER | Scoop.it
There are, broadly speaking, two strands of concurrent thinking that dominate discussions around the use of new technologies in education around the world. At one end of the continuum, talk is dominated by words like 'transformation'.
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Some very sensible points made in this blog post from the World Bank...

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RTE parents chalk out action plan to solve issues related to textbooks - The New Indian Express

RTE parents chalk out action plan to solve issues related to textbooks - The New Indian Express | Commonwealth OER | Scoop.it
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Library for All

Library for All | Commonwealth OER | Scoop.it
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An ambitious kickstarter project for a low bandwidth OER library for the developing world. The people involved are identified via 'Meet Us'. 

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Commonwealth of Learning - OER: From Commitment to Action (Asha Kanwar)

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Blog about the recently published report 'Open Educational Resources: A Asian Perspective'.

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Commonwealth of Learning - Survey on Governments’ Open Educational Resources (OER) Policies

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TESSA Evaluation Report | TESSA

TESSA Evaluation Report | TESSA | Commonwealth OER | Scoop.it
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Full project evaluation report from TESSA

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Commonwealth of Learning - Exploring the Business Case for Open Educational Resources

Commonwealth of Learning - Exploring the Business Case for Open Educational Resources | Commonwealth OER | Scoop.it

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Andreas Link's curator insight, January 15, 2013 10:52 AM

An excellent study into business cases for OER.