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Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl; Paskevicius, Michael – Distance Education, 2012
Like many universities worldwide, the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa has joined the open educational resources (OER) movement, making a selection of teaching and learning materials available through its OER directory, UCT OpenContent. However, persuading and then supporting busy academics to share their teaching materials as OER…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Graduate Students, Student Role
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Cohen, Jaclyn Zetta; Omollo, Kathleen Ludewig; Malicke, Dave – Open Praxis, 2014
The usage metrics for open educational resources (OER) are often either hidden behind an authentication system or shared intermittently in static, aggregated format at the repository level. This paper discusses the first year of University of Michigan's project to share its OER usage data dynamically, publicly, to synthesize it across different…
Descriptors: Data, Educational Resources, Shared Resources and Services, Use Studies
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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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Manouselis, Nikos; Thanopoulos, Charalampos; Vignare, Karen; Geith, Christine – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
In the last several years, a variety of approaches and tools have been developed for giving access to open educational resources (OER) related to food safety, security, and food standards, as well to various targeted audiences (e.g., farmers, agronomists). The aim of this paper is to present a technology infrastructure currently in demonstration…
Descriptors: Food Standards, Safety, Agricultural Education, Knowledge Management
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Kaneene, John B.; Ssajjakambwe, Paul; Kisaka, Stevens; Miller, RoseAnn; Kabasa, John D. – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 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…
Descriptors: Action Research, Open Source Technology, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries