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Hassler, Bjoern; Hennessy, Sara; Hofmann, Riikka – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Developing sustainable and scalable educational initiatives is a key challenge in low-income countries where donor-funded short-term projects are limited by both contextual factors and programme design. In this commentary we examine some of the issues related to in-service teacher development in the context of sub-Saharan Africa, grounded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Developing Nations, Faculty Development
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Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl Ann; Trotter, Henry – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
At the heart of the open educational resources (OER) movement is the intention to provide affordable access to culturally relevant education to all. This imperative could be described as a desire to provide education in a manner consistent with social justice which, according to Fraser (2005), is understood as "parity of participation".…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Shared Resources and Services, Culturally Relevant Education, Equal Education
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Lambert, Sarah R. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This paper investigates the degree to which recent digital Open Education literature is aligned to social justice principles, starting with the first UNESCO definition of Open Educational Resources (OER). A critical analysis of 19 texts was undertaken to track dominant and alternative ideas shaping the development of Open Education since 2002 as…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Open Education, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Practices
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Conole, Gráinne; Brown, Mark – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This paper critiques the rise and impact of the open education movement, focusing in particular on Higher Education. It considers the impact of adopting more open practices on learning, teaching and research. In terms of the impact on learning it describes three aspects: Open Educational Resources, e-textbooks and Massive Open Online Courses. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Shared Resources and Services, Electronic Publishing, Textbooks
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Tait, Alan – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This paper sets out the ways in which technologies for learning have been at the heart of education for development for millennia, not as is sometimes thought only in the last 30 years of the digital revolution. Short case studies of the University of London External System and the Open University UK set out the development outcomes of these major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Baijnath, Narend – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Education is at the core of South Africa's national development. The National Development Plan recognizes the potential of education to transform individuals and drive attainment of other development goals. The country's higher education system is characterized by low participation and high attrition. This presents challenges for the attainment of…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Economic Development
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Bandalaria, Melinda dela Peña – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This paper is an attempt to describe the situation of higher education in Asia including the challenges it faced as well as the open and distance elearning initiatives by different countries and universities. Data gathering was done through review of online documents and websites as well as documentation of the different initiatives especially by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Barriers, Distance Education
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Orwenjo, Daniel Ochieng; Erastus, Fridah Kanana – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Kenya, like many African countries, has faced enormous challenges in the production of and access to quality relevant teaching and learning materials and resources in primary and secondary school classrooms. This has been occasioned by a plethora of factors which include, but are not limited to, lack of finances, tradition, competence, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Shared Resources and Services, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Bonk, Curtis J.; Lee, Mimi Miyoung – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
This research targeted the learning preferences, goals and motivations, achievements, challenges, and possibilities for life change of self-directed online learners enrolled in a massive open online course (MOOC) related to online teaching hosted by Blackboard using CourseSites. Data collection included a 40-item survey, of which 159 MOOC…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Academic Achievement, Independent Study, Open Education
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Stutchbury, Kris; Woodward, Clare – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
YouTube now has more searches than Google, indicating that video is a motivating and, potentially, powerful learning tool. This paper investigates how we can embrace video to support improvements in teacher education. It will draw on innovative approaches to teacher education, developed by the Open University UK, in order to explore in more depth…
Descriptors: Social Media, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs
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Karunanayaka, Shironica P.; Naidu, Som; Rajendra, J. C. N.; Ratnayake, H. U. W. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Much is said about the importance of reflective practice especially in the professions. Yet much of what happens as part of reflective practice in the professions such as teaching is most of the time left to chance. Reflective practice allows practitioners to see the link between theory and practice by thoughtfully considering their own…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Reflection, Electronic Learning
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Nkuyubwatsi, Bernard – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Academics' engagement in Open Educational Practices (OEPs) is critical for opening up higher education. It is in this perspective that the willingness to engage in such practices among academics in Rwandan public higher education was investigated with an agenda to trigger responsive actions. Via convenience/availability and volunteer sampling, 170…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials
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Ozdemir, Ozgur; Bonk, Curtis J. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
The purpose of this study is to explore K-12 teachers' awareness of open educational resources (OER) as well as their perceptions of its potential opportunities and challenges for teaching practices. Data were gathered from 99 online survey respondents and six interviewees in this study. Findings showed that teachers are aware of OER to a certain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Lane, Andy – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Education for All has been a concept at the heart of international development since 1990 and has found its latest instantiation within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as SDG 4, "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all". Open education, in the form of resources and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Technology, Educational Practices
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Nkuyubwatsi, Bernard – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
Policies play a critical role in the implementation of open, distance education and opening up higher education. To encourage participation of different stakeholders in related practices, policies may need to embody values and benefits for those stakeholders. It is in this perspective that this study was conducted to investigate the policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Access to Education
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