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Ssajjakambwe, Paul; Setumba, Christopher; Kisaka, Stevens; Bahizi, Gloria; Vudriko, Patrick; Kabasa, John D.; Kaneene, John B. – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
One of the cornerstones of the AgShare program is the application of an information loop of action research in the training of graduate students to generate new and practical educational materials and interventions for creating open education research (OER) modules for teaching at universities, and for designing interventions and training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services
Geith, Christine; Vignare, Karen – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2008
One of the key concepts in the right to education is access: access to the means to fully develop as human beings as well as access to the means to gain skills, knowledge and credentials. This is an important perspective through which to examine the solutions to access enabled by Open Educational Resources (OER) and online learning. The authors…
Descriptors: Global Education, Online Courses, Access to Education, Educational Resources
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Hassen, Jemal Yousuf – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
Graduate programs in agriculture in developing countries such as in Ethiopia are often designed in cognizance of the need for skilled manpower for agricultural development. In Ethiopia, the contribution of graduates of agricultural graduate programs to the attempt to transform smallholder agriculture has become a matter of urgency in the face of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Masters Programs, Resource Units
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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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Yeager, Carol; Hurley-Dasgupta, Betty; Bliss, Catherine A. – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) continue to attract press coverage as they change almost daily in their format, number of registrations, and potential for credentialing. An enticing aspect of the MOOC is its global reach. In this paper, we will focus on a type of MOOC called a cMOOC because it is based on the theory of connectivism and fits…
Descriptors: Global Education, Online Courses, Open Source Technology, Educational Resources
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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
Larson, Richard C.; Murray, M. Elizabeth – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2008
With today's computer and telecommunications technologies, every young person can have a quality education regardless of his or her place of birth. This is the dream that Open Educational Resources (OERs), when viewed as a right rather than a privilege, are directed to realize. For developing countries, we propose a type of OER initiative that…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Technology, Educational Resources, Blended Learning
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Jimes, Cynthia; Weiss, Shenandoah; Keep, Renae – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
This article presents a case study of the adoption and use of open textbooks by three high school teachers in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. The textbooks, collaboratively authored and distributed through the South African initiative, Siyavula, are available online and are openly licensed, allowing teachers to freely use, modify,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Adoption (Ideas), Electronic Publishing
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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