This briefing paper provides the background to the current development of and future trends around OER aimed at adding to our understanding, stimulating ongoing debate among the JISC community and developing a research agenda. The briefing is structured in three sections:
• Discussion on the conceptual and contextual issues of Open Educational Resources. • A review of current OER initiatives: their scale, approaches, main issues and challenges. • Discussion on trends emerging in Open (...)
This document is a testament to the power of group deliberation in a vibrant virtual community. It presents the way forward for OER based upon the informed opinion of an international community, and sets out priorities for future action. It will be of interest to many readers – from decision and policy makers at the national level to teachers and academics at the local level.
The document, Open Educational Resources: the Way Forward, is the fruit of the community’s collective reflection on (...)
The Survey of ICT and Education in the Caribbean comprises 16 country reports that provide an overview of the current activities and developments related to ICT use in education in each country. infoDev, 2009.
For more information : ICT and Education in the Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean
In Mali, where the New Information and Communication Technologies (NICT) are on the rise, the stakeholders have all the same concern: training and capacity building.For Lassana Fofana, in charge of capacity building and training for the Agence des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (AGETIC), the AGETIC label is divided in two components. The first one for initial training and the other for capacity building.
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The emphasis is on how ICTs are currently being used in the education sector in Ghana, what is actually happening on the ground, what are the strategies and policies related to the use of ICTs? What are the common challenges or constraints faced by Ghana schools in the area of ICT integration in schools? Finally the study makes suggestions for possible ways forward in terms of ICT diffusion in schools. For the purpose of this paper, the focus was on Junior and Senior high schools in Ghana. (...)
Berlin, Germany. Dakar, Senegal. eLearning Africa continues to expand its network over the Continent. For the organisation of the conference 2009 in Senegal, eLearning Africa is cooperating with the Senegalese state IT agency ADIE (Agence de l’Informatique de l’Etat). The fourth event in the series of pan-African conferences on ICT for Development, Education and Training will take place from May 27 - 29 in the Hotel Le Méridien in Dakar.
"Senegal is delighted to be hosting this (...)
The first West African Workshop on Open Educational Resources held its closing ceremony yesterday, Thursday 05 March in Dakar. The meeting organized by Unesco, in collaboration with specialized agencies of the Francophonie, has enabled the sixty participants from 9 West African countries to pave the way for development in educational technologies in the francophone community,new opportunities for teaching and learning.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (...)
The Ministry of Education yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Intel, a company that deals in technological innovations, for the training of 5,000 secondary school teachers in ICT
Presiding over the signing ceremony at the Ministry’s headquarters in Kacyiru, the State Minister in charge of Primary and Secondary Education, Theoneste Mutsindashyaka commended the project, stressing that it was going to enhance the development of education in Rwanda. ’This programme is (...)