Towards an Open Educational Resources Strategy for the Republic of Zambia
This report provides context and purpose for the adoption of OER in the country and initiates a draft OER strategy for the Republic of Zambia. The introductory section presents the current education system in Zambia with reference to structure, access, equity and quality and identifies national-level education agencies. In support of OER integration, the second section explores the status of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education in Zambia, acknowledging national and international projects and initiatives, as well as the main associated ICT policies, objectives, and strategies. The third section focuses on the concept of OER and related licensing, its importance for Zambia, and some current OER initiatives in the country. The fourth section presents a draft OER strategy in consultation with the Ministry of General Education of the Republic of Zambia.