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ERIC Number: EJ1018313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Creating Open Education Resources for Teaching and Community Development through Action Research: An Overview of the Makerere AgShare Project
Kaneene, John B.; Ssajjakambwe, Paul; Kisaka, Stevens; Miller, RoseAnn; Kabasa, John D.
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, v17 n2 p31-42 Jul 2013
The AgShare Phase I Program, conducted at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, was formed to create open education resources for teaching and community development through action research. The study was conducted by an interdisciplinary team of investigators from fields of veterinary medicine and agri-business. Two master of science students conducted dairy value chain action research that produced ase materials used to create open education resources (OER) course modules (milk hygiene and marketing modules) and design interventions that would improve milk production, quality, and safety; reduce milk spoilage; increase price per liter of milk received by farmers; and support on-farm processing of yogurt and other dairy products. This research was used in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the master's degree in Livestock Development, Planning, and Management (MLD) and the master's degree in Agri-business Management (M Agbus Mgt) by these students. The conceptual design, implementation, monitoring, and impacts of action research on teaching, students learning, and the dairy industry are discussed in detail.
Descriptors: Action Research, Open Source Technology, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Community Development, Agribusiness, Learning Modules, Animal Husbandry, Role of Education, Community Needs, Change Strategies, Program Development, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Partnerships in Education, Stakeholders, Agricultural Education, Improvement Programs, Productivity, Student Participation, Material Development, Graduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan; Uganda