Training Course Team Members and Supporting OER Development: The Instructional Designer’s Perspective

dc.contributor.author Nonyongo, Evelyn P
dc.coverage.placeName Botswana en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Zambia en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Africa en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-17T22:52:51Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-17T22:52:51Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11
dc.description.abstract This paper describes the author’s perspectives on the training and support provided to Course Team Members in Botswana and Zambia during the development of print-based Open Education Resources (OER). These teams produced Grades 11 and 12 OER in Commerce, Human & Social Biology, Geography, Mathematics and Physical Science. The paper discusses the project’s contribution to development and transformation of education provision. It also reviews the nature of the assigned tasks, the target audience, the implementation of the tasks and the challenges and lessons learned. The lessons learned regarding timeframes, the importance of in-country support structures like the Country Management Committees and Team leaders, the availability of required resources from the onset and the vital role played by committed team members will hopefully guide implementation of other similar or future projects. The author’s central conclusion is that despite the challenges, the training has contributed to the teams’ understanding and application of crucial components of open and distance learning and the development of print-based OER. This is evidenced by the progressive improvement in the quality of the draft units, the final completion of all the prescribed units and the positive comments from team members about their competence. The project has also enhanced the consultant’s knowledge and skills on print-based OER development and the use of technological platforms like Basecamp to support and communicate with participants. // Paper ID: 309 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/1829
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Training en_US
dc.subject Promoting Open Educational Resources en_US
dc.subject Open Educational Resources (OER) en_US
dc.subject Materials Development en_US
dc.subject Design en_US
dc.title Training Course Team Members and Supporting OER Development: The Instructional Designer’s Perspective en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
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