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Ngimwa, Pauline; Wilson, Tina – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
In the past few years, Africa has joined the rest of the world as an active participant in the Open Educational Resource (OER) movement with a number of home-grown and externally driven initiatives. These have the potential to make an immense contribution to teaching and learning in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, certain barriers prevent full…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Educational Resources
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Pete, Judith; Mulder, Fred; Neto, Jose Dutra Oliveira – Open Praxis, 2017
In order to obtain a fair "OER picture" for the Global South a large-scale study has been carried out for a series of countries, including Kenya. In this paper we report on the Kenya study, run at four universities that have been selected with randomly sampled students and lecturers. Empirical data have been generated by the use of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Shared Resources and Services, College Faculty, College Students
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Murphy, Patricia; Wolfenden, Freda – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
The TESSA (teacher education in sub Saharan Africa) programme aims to improve teacher education at scale by developing open educational resources (OER) that allow sustainable and locally managed pedagogical change in higher education institutions and schools. The article offers a sociocultural theoretical rationale for the pedagogy of mutuality…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Students, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education
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Thakrar, Jayshree; Zinn, Denise; Wolfenden, Freda – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
The challenges to teacher educators in sub-Saharan Africa are acute. This paper describes how the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) consortium is working within institutional and national policy systems to support school-based teacher professional development. The TESSA consortium (13 African institutions and 5 international…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Consortia, Educational Resources
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Muniafu, Maina; Wambalaba, Francis; Wanyama, Walter; Nduati, Gidraph; Ndirangu, Dalton – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
Agriculture is the mainstay of Kenya's economy and contributes significantly to the gross domestic product. A great majority of this contribution comes from smallholder farmers who paradoxically face numerous obstacles ranging from a lack of support structures to poor policies and inadequate resources. A major challenge is assisting these farmers…
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Administrator Education, Rural Areas, Extension Education
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Geith, Christine; Vignare, Karen – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
The aim of AgShare is to create a scalable and sustainable collaboration of existing organizations for African publishing, localizing, and sharing of science-based teaching and learning materials that fill critical resource gaps in African MSc agriculture curriculum. Shared innovative practices are emerging through the AgShare projects, not only…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services
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Mills, Michael, Ed.; Wake, Donna, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
Education has been progressing at a rapid pace ever since educators have been able to harness the power of mobile technology. Open-access learning techniques provide more students with the opportunity to engage in educational opportunities that may have been previously restricted. "Empowering Learners with Mobile Open-Access Learning…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices