NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Audience
Laws, Policies, & Programs
Copyright Law 19761
Assessments and Surveys
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Did you mean over?
Showing 1 to 15 of 18 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Cox, Glenda; Trotter, Henry – Open Praxis, 2017
This paper examines three new tools--a framework, an heuristic and a lens--for analysing lecturers' adoption of OER in higher educational settings. Emerging from research conducted at the universities of Cape Town (UCT), Fort Hare (UFH) and South Africa (UNISA) on why lecturers adopt--or do not adopt--OER, these tools enable greater analytical…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
de Hart, Kerry; Chetty, Yuraisha; Archer, Elizabeth – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Open Educational Resources (OER) emerged within the context of open education which is typically characterized by the sharing of knowledge and resources and the exchange of ideas. Unisa as a mega open distance learning (ODL) university has publicly communicated its intention to take part in the use and creation of OER. As global and local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Educational Resources, Resource Units
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Goodier, Sarah – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Limited research has been done to date on the extent of public funding of Open Educational Resources (OER) within basic education (K-12 equivalent) in South Africa. As claims have been made about the potential cost reductions that come with using OER, this study aimed to establish a benchmark of public spending on educational resources, uncover…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Benchmarking, Cost Effectiveness
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Cox, Glenda; Trotter, Henry – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
Several scholars and organizations suggest that institutional policy is a key enabling factor for academics to contribute their teaching materials as open educational resources (OER). But given the diversity of institutions comprising the higher education sector--and the administrative and financial challenges facing many institutions in the…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Educational Policy, Universities, Interviews
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Lesko, Igor – Open Praxis, 2013
With thousands of materials having been produced and shared openly and freely on the Internet as Open Educational Resources (OER) or OpenCourseWare (OCW), the focus of the Open Education movement has shifted toward the need to demonstrate how such materials are being used, by whom and with what impact. This paper reports on the uses, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Courseware
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Harley, Ken – Distance Education, 2011
Open educational resources (OER) are gaining ascendancy in education, particularly in higher education. Logic suggests that the potential benefits of OER are likely to be greatest in resource-poor contexts such as Africa. However, little is known about the feasibility and sustainability of their use in African institutions. In the Health OER…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Feasibility Studies, Sustainability
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Mulder, Fred – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
In its first decade (2001-2010) the OER movement has been carried by numerous relevant and successful projects around the globe. These were sometimes large-scale but more often not, and they were primarily initiated by innovating educational institutions and explorative individual experts. What has remained, however, is the quest for a sustainable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Multimedia Materials
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Sapire, Ingrid; Reed, Yvonne – Distance Education, 2011
In South Africa, poor performance of learners in mathematics across the school system is a problem demanding new solutions. One possible solution is to try to raise standards through the use of open educational resources (OER). This article presents and discusses findings from a case study of a collaborative OER development project initiated by…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Paskevicius, Michael; Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This case study explores students' perceptions of the creation and reuse of digital teaching and learning resources in their work as tutors as part of a volunteer community development organisation at a large South African University. Through a series of semi-structured interviews, student-tutors reflect on their use and reuse of digital…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Community Development, Community Organizations, Student Attitudes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Petrides, Lisa; Jimes, Cynthia – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2008
The relatively new field of open educational resources (OER) is just now receiving more widespread attention and study. As such, there have been few opportunities thus far to share knowledge across program, organizational and national boundaries. This article presents a case study of the development of the South African project Free High School…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Educational Resources, Case Studies
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Jung, Eulho; Bauer, Christine; Heaps, Allan – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
The high cost of tuition and textbooks can have a negative impact on potential students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Open Educational Resources (OER) offers students a way to save educational costs while utilizing high-quality open textbooks. Up until now, there have been few studies focused on a specific provider of open textbooks. This…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Textbooks, Shared Resources and Services
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Wilson, Tina – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2008
Access to education is not freely available to all. Open Educational Resources (OERs) have the potential to change the playing field in terms of an individual's right to education. The Open University in the United Kingdom was founded almost forty years ago on the principle of "open" access with no entry requirements necessary. The…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Open Universities, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
Previous Page | Next Page ยป
Pages: 1  |  2