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Ozdemir, Ozgur; Bonk, Curtis J. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
The purpose of this study is to explore K-12 teachers' awareness of open educational resources (OER) as well as their perceptions of its potential opportunities and challenges for teaching practices. Data were gathered from 99 online survey respondents and six interviewees in this study. Findings showed that teachers are aware of OER to a certain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Nkuyubwatsi, Bernard – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Academics' engagement in Open Educational Practices (OEPs) is critical for opening up higher education. It is in this perspective that the willingness to engage in such practices among academics in Rwandan public higher education was investigated with an agenda to trigger responsive actions. Via convenience/availability and volunteer sampling, 170…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials
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Kruse Vaái, Emma – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
The following article examines the beginnings of open distance learning and use of OER by the National University of Samoa Faculty of Education to address an identified national need for more teachers and to improve their quality. It highlights related challenges in the training of teachers and how different and new modes of learning are not…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, Teacher Effectiveness, Distance Education
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Hassler, Bjoern; Hennessy, Sara; Hofmann, Riikka – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Developing sustainable and scalable educational initiatives is a key challenge in low-income countries where donor-funded short-term projects are limited by both contextual factors and programme design. In this commentary we examine some of the issues related to in-service teacher development in the context of sub-Saharan Africa, grounded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Developing Nations, Faculty Development
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Butcher, Neil; Moore, Andrew; Hoosen, Sarah – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
There is growing interest about the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) and how it can transform education around the world, with governments exploring the potential of OER and considering policy positions supportive of open licensing. The urgent imperative--and the real transformational potential of OER--is to evolve new systems of…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Multimedia Materials
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Karunanayaka, Shironica P.; Naidu, Som; Rajendra, J. C. N.; Ratnayake, H. U. W. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Much is said about the importance of reflective practice especially in the professions. Yet much of what happens as part of reflective practice in the professions such as teaching is most of the time left to chance. Reflective practice allows practitioners to see the link between theory and practice by thoughtfully considering their own…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Reflection, Electronic Learning
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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
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Butcher, Neil; Moore, Andrew; Hoosen, Sarah – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
The Ministry of Education in Guyana has prioritised increasing the number of qualified teachers by providing opportunities to both pre- and in-service teachers to gain relevant qualifications. This paper describes the process used to redesign the teacher training curriculum in Guyana to achieve the goals of a newly-developed ICT Professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Abeywardena, Ishan Sudeera – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
With the rise of OER and multimedia such as YouTube videos, many academic institutions are becoming mindful of the richness they bring into the teaching and learning process. Given that multimedia resources cannot be directly integrated into printed material, the only available alternative is to print hyperlinks, which teachers and learners can…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education