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Gunawardena, Charlotte Nirmalani – Journal of Learning for Development, 2020
This paper explores cultural inclusivity in online learning design by discussing two international capacity development projects: an online tutor mentor development programme in Sri Lanka and a hybrid physician assistant training programme in Ghana. Inclusivity involves establishing partnerships and conducting needs assessments to maximise the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Mentors, Cultural Pluralism, Program Descriptions
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Naidu, Som – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Contemporary educational institutions are experiencing disruptions to their "modus operandi" from a variety of sources. A changing student demographic across the higher education sector, along with their changing educational needs is driving much of this disruption. Other drivers are the need for different kinds of skill sets required in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Change Strategies
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Stutchbury, Kris; Gallastegi, Lore; Woodward, Clare – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
This paper demonstrates how the features and affordances of open learning have been developed in new and productive ways to provide school-based continuing professional development for teachers in Zambia. It presents and critically reviews data from 200 teachers who have taken part in phase 1 of the Zambian Education School-based Training (ZEST)…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Intervention, Knowledge Level, Reflection
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Salmon, Gilly – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
The paper looks back across dominant ways of delivering Higher Education until the present day and then looks forward. There is an approximate continuum described from Education 1.0 through 2.0 to 3.0. Education is mapped onto the emergence and development of the Web and the revolutions known as 'Industrial' over the last 250 years. Then some…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Educational History
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Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Migrants arriving in a country are not always welcome. Similarly, the arrival of new technologies can be perceived as a blot on the familiar landscape of established educational practices. This paper seeks a productive synergy between migrants' educational requirements with respect to learning the language of their host society; their valuable and…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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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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Conole, Gráinne; Brown, Mark – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This paper critiques the rise and impact of the open education movement, focusing in particular on Higher Education. It considers the impact of adopting more open practices on learning, teaching and research. In terms of the impact on learning it describes three aspects: Open Educational Resources, e-textbooks and Massive Open Online Courses. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Shared Resources and Services, Electronic Publishing, Textbooks
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Baijnath, Narend – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Education is at the core of South Africa's national development. The National Development Plan recognizes the potential of education to transform individuals and drive attainment of other development goals. The country's higher education system is characterized by low participation and high attrition. This presents challenges for the attainment of…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Economic Development
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Moon, Bob; Villet, Charmaine – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa, more than any other part of the world, is experiencing a crisis in finding sufficiently qualified teachers to meet the needs of expanding school systems. The professional development support provided to serving teachers is also inadequate in most countries. The most recent data on learner outcomes has revealed a worrying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Policy, Inservice Teacher Education
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Lane, Andy – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Education for All has been a concept at the heart of international development since 1990 and has found its latest instantiation within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as SDG 4, "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all". Open education, in the form of resources and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Technology, Educational Practices
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Traxler, John – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
Mobile learning has moved in the last decade from being a small, scattered research interest to being viewed by many international agencies as a way of delivering their humanitarian missions to the developing contexts of the global South. This paper explores and documents fundamental concepts and concerns that characterize or perhaps jeopardise…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Research, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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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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Murgatroyd, Stephen; Sahlberg, Pasi – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
Policy makers are challenged to improve educational outcomes, manage scarce resources and secure public acceptance of their initiatives to provide quality, relevant and effective education. In making decisions they are pulled between competing ideologies about the process and purposes of schooling. This paper explores these ideologies and suggests…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Outcomes of Education, Evidence Based Practice, Neoliberalism
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Uvalic-Trumbic, Stamenka; Daniel, John – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
This article builds on the report of a meeting of the Memory and Future Club of the Association of Former UNESCO Staff Members held in February 2016 to discuss the impact of UNESCO's work on Education for All. It also derives from the authors' personal perspectives on the important contribution that the EFA campaign has made and could make to the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, International Organizations, Access to Education, Program Effectiveness
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Herman, Lee; Mandell, Alan – Journal of Learning for Development, 2015
The proposition is challenged that experience and learning are separate. It is argued that all experience is necessarily learning, and that any object of experience may disclose unlimited learnings in both extent and profundity. The implications of these claims are examined for teaching and learning, for the openness of the academy and for social…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Social Justice, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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