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dc.contributor.authorNgugi, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorButcher, Neil
dc.coverage.spatialAfricaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-09T07:38:43Z
dc.date.available2016-12-09T07:38:43Z
dc.date.issued2016-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11599/2532
dc.description.abstractOER Africa is working with four universities in Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa to support the deepening of pedagogical practices that employ open educational resources (OER) and use information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve teaching and learning at both faculty and institutional levels. Concurrently, we are seeking to build an evidence base from the emerging lessons of experience, which would give impetus to the application of similar strategies in other African institutions of higher education. // A growing willingness amongst institutions to engage with the concept of OER and to harness OER practices to improve quality is reflected in the work to date. It is, however, evident that universities typically place relatively limited focus on improving teaching and learning practices. Other academic activities, particularly academic research and administration, tend to take precedence over establishing a strong culture of improving students’ educational experiences through systematic research and investigation. // In light of emerging lessons, this paper explores barriers to deepening a culture of implementing research-based pedagogical change in African universities and proposes possible mitigation strategies. // Paper ID 306en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCommonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM)en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectOpen Educational Resources (OER)en_US
dc.subjectInformation and Communication Technology (ICT)en_US
dc.subjectChange Managementen
dc.subjectHigher Educationen_US
dc.titleSeparating Rhetoric from Reality: The Process of Institutionalizing OER Practices at African Universitiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.coverage.placeNameKenyaen_US
dc.coverage.placeNameTanzaniaen_US
dc.coverage.placeNameSouth Africaen_US


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