Keynote : Tessa Welch
This presentation will argue that the key usefulness of OER in African context is that it creates an impetus for the discovery and sharing of high quality existing resources as OER that are otherwise unknown or simply the preserve of individual institutions or publishers. In contexts in which human and material resources are constrained, the existence of OER also stimulates collaborative course design in which there are opportunities for participants in communities of practice to develop the shared understanding that results in successful adaptation of OER for different contexts and programmes. In this way the OER are grown, rather than merely consumed.
The presentation will draw on SAIDE’s experience in a pilot OER project resulting in the adaptation and use of a module in the teaching and learning of mathematics in six South African institutions, but also on the lessons of experience in taking this to scale for a teacher education space on SAIDE’s OER Africa platform.
This OER is stored on a Windows Live Skydrive and is available for download via clicking on the above link and selecting Download.