Saide

For OER Africa Initiative

  • Amount
    $1,500,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/14/2014
  • Term
    42 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
OER Africa, an initiative of the South African Institute for Distance Education, plays a leading role in driving the development and use of OER in higher education systems in Africa. With this proposal, OER Africa proposes to work with four African universities to deepen their OER policies and demonstrate how OER practices can transform teaching and learning. OER Africa will pursue a participatory action research agenda to document what it takes to embed OER in these institutions, and will use the findings from this research to inform its advocacy around OER with policymakers and other higher education decision makers across the continent.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.saide.org.za 
Address
P.O. Box 31822
Braamfontein, 2017 South Africa
Grants to this Grantee
for supporting effective development and use of OER in higher education systems in Africa  
The South African Institute for Distance Education is a nonprofit organization committed to enabling successful open learning through initiatives such as OER Africa. The OER Africa project will support a collaboration with African higher education institutions and organizations to develop professional competences and skills in creating and using OER. This work will enable educators to implement OER to improve the quality of teaching and learning.

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