Introducing MOOCs to Africa: New Economy Skills for Africa Program - ICT
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are highly interactive online courses open to all on the World Wide Web. Some use OER and others rely on commercial content that can include video, multimedia and computer applications as well as text and graphics. MOOCs have the potential to enhance online education in developing countries by facilitating collaboration between people, places and technology. In fact, Coursera, the prominent American MOOC platform provider, has recently partnered with the World Bank and the Tanzanian government to provide MOOCs to African students in an ICT education initiative. In this paper, the Tanzanian pilot project is investigated as a lens through which to examine the strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs in the developing world.
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McGreal, Rory (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2013)Open Educational Resources (OER) are free learning resources available on the Internet. OER can be openly licensed or in the public domain, and can be used or reused for free. They can exist in many formats: text (either ...
McGreal, Rory (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-12-03)Transcript of "Skills Development," Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, Keynote, Plenary - Skills Development, 3 December 2013, International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria by Professor Rory McGreal, ...
Balaji, Venkataraman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-09-24)Slides from the Keynote Presentation of the 22nd IFIP World Computer Congress (WCC2012), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24 September 2012. Presented by Balaji Venkataraman, Commonwealth of Learning.
Moon, Bob; Villet, Charmaine (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-03)Sub-Saharan Africa, more than any other part of the world, is experiencing a crisis in finding sufficiently qualified teachers to meet the needs of expanding school systems. The professional development support provided ...
Conrad, Dianne; Mackintosh, Wayne; McGreal, Rory; Murphy, Angela; Witthaus, Gabi (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2013)This report shares the findings and lessons learned from an investigation into the economics of disaggregated models for assessing and accrediting informal learners, with particular attention to the OER University (OERu) ...