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UNU-WIDER : Africa’s Youth: A New Vanguard for Democracy?

UNU-WIDER : Africa’s Youth: A New Vanguard for Democracy? | OER in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The victory of the opposition party, the Patriotic Front (PF), in Zambia’s presidential elections this month heralds a new era in that country’s democracy. The leader of the PF, Michael Sata, defeated the sitting president, Rupiah Banda, whose Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) party has ruled the country since Zambia transitioned to multiparty democracy in 1991. Sata’s main constituency base has been the poor in Zambia’s major urban areas, many of whom are disappointed that the country’s economic growth has not resulted in more job opportunities and better service delivery. Given that this was Sata’s fourth run for the presidency, his victory is also in no small part due to the registration of one million new voters for the 2011 elections, many of whom are below the age of 25."

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The Future of Learning

Steve Wheeler's Keynote presented at LearnTEC 2011 Tradefair and Learning Technologies Conference, Karlsruhe, Germany. February 2, 2011.

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OERTest | Testing Open Educational Resources in Europe

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Provision of Open Educational Resources is gaining increasing traction within Europe, with HEIs across the continent beginning to offer a selection of, or entire courses online through their web portals, or through initiatives such as the Open Courseware Consortium. Yet Open Educational Practice is still mainly an ad-hoc activity.

UNU is a partner of the "OERtest" project that will create a framework for provision of OER within Europe and propose an assessment model for OER-based learning.

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EFQUEL Innovation Forum 2011

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Efquel 2011..."CERTIFY THE FUTURE. . . ?!Accreditation, Certification and Internationalisation" was the topic of this year's EFQUEL conference

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Creative Commons | Scoop.it

Creative Commons | Scoop.it | OER in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Realizing the full potential of the Internet — universal access to research and education and full participation in culture...
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OER university - WikiEducator

OER university - WikiEducator | OER in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The OER university is a virtual collaboration of like-minded institutions committed to creating flexible pathways for OER learners to gain formal academic credit. The OER university aims to provide free learning to all students worldwide using OER learning materials with pathways to gain credible qualifications from recognised education institutions."

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Open Online Courses

George Siemens' Presentation about "Online Open Courses: A model for connected learning" delivered to UNISA, Sept 6, 2011.

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Can Higher Education Be Fixed? The Innovative University - Forbes

Can Higher Education Be Fixed? The Innovative University - Forbes | OER in Higher Education | Scoop.it
For years critics have raised alarms about higher education: rapidly rising tuition costs without corresponding increases in value, a trillion dollars of student debt, compromised access, country club tenure for academics, decreasing relevance of...
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Online College Classes and Academic Courses for Lifelong Learners

Collections of the best free college courses, video lectures and other instructive media to help you discover the world...
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OER Africa

OER Africa is an innovative initiative established by the South African Institute for Distance Education (Saide) to play a leading role in driving the development and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) across all education sectors on the African continent. Click here to download the OER Africa brochure.

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