Open University

For The Teacher Education In Sub Saharan Africa Program

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    36 Months
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The Open University is one of the largest universities in the world and has been at the forefront in offering open and distance learning, including open educational resources, for decades. This grant would provide support to the Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa (TESSA) project, an internationally-recognized exemplar of OER for teacher training in SSA, to test what it takes to not only provide access to open resources but also enable adaptation of those resources by faculty at four colleges of education in Ghana. This work will help to inform TESSA and the broader OER community about how OER practices can transform teaching and learning.
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Walton Hall
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK7 6AA United Kingdom
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for exploring the viability of introducing open textbooks in higher education in the United Kingdom  
The Open University was founded in the U.K. in 1969 to open up higher education to all, regardless of circumstances or location. The university will explore the viability of introducing open textbooks in U.K. higher education. The project will also test the generalizability of two open textbook adoption models currently supported by the Program: the OpenStax model and the Open Textbook Network approach.
for the Global OER Graduate Network  
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