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Insights from the health OER inter-institutional project
Journal Article
Special Issue: Distance Education for Empowerment and Development in Africa
Distance Education
Publisher Routledge, Taylor & Francis Online
Volume 32, Issue 2, Pages 213 - 227, Start page 213
Published August 2011

ABSTRACT
Open educational resources (OER) are gaining ascendancy in education, particularly in higher education. Logic suggests that the potential benefits of OER are likely to be greatest in resource-poor contexts such as Africa. However, little is known about the feasibility and sustainability of their use in African institutions. In the Health OER Inter-Institutional Project, OER Africa and the University of Michigan collaborated with medical schools in Ghana and South Africa to help develop OER and tools for facilitating the integration of these into the existing curricula. The article draws upon data from the various evaluations of this project as a basis for generating understandings on initiating and sustaining OER in African contexts.


Language: eng
Country: Ghana
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Region: Africa
ISSN: 0158-7919 (Print), 1475-0198 (Online)
Other information: Distance Education

Refereed: Yes



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