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Developing and deploying OERs in sub-Saharan Africa: building on the present

Posted on 12 Jan 2016 with 0 comments
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Open educational resources (OERs) have the potential to reduce costs, improve quality, and increase access to educational opportunities. This article builds on existing information and communication technology implementation plans in Africa and on the experiences of organizations and initiatives such as the African Virtual University, OER Africa, the South African Institute of Distance Education (SAIDE), and the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) Project, to present one view of the benefits, challenges, and steps that could be taken to realize the potential of OERs in sub-Saharan Africa.


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