OER in Africa: Use & Re-use for
Library Services
IAU Validation Workshop

OER for Academic Librarians
Accra, Ghana
12 – 13...
OER Africa is:
 An innovative initiative of Saide

 Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya
 Established to play a leading role...
The OER Concept
• Educational resources freely available for use
by educators and learners, without an
accompanying need t...
Setting the Scene
• African universities are dealing with significant
pressure to increase access to HE programmes
• Most ...
Why increase investment in T & L?
• Much existing content available to and within
African universities based on weak and l...
Facilitating Learning v HE
Challenges
1. READ Course
Materials

2. EXPLORE within
the discipline

3. ENGAGE in
learning
co...
1. READ Course
Materials

Read Course Materials

This used to mean:

the textbook and
prescribed readings …

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1. READ Course
Materials

…today this means…

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1. READ Course
Materials

Read Course Materials

… now we can also use…

Both commercial and
open education services
are a...
http://www.teachthought.com/technology/51-education-podcasts-for-the-21st-century-teacher/

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Explore: Discipline Specific Portals

2. EXPLORE within
the discipline

http://www.thelancet.com/global-health

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http://www.tessafrica.net/

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OER & Short Course Repositories
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•

Khan Academy
Saylor Foundation
UCT Open Content
Wikiversity

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Explore: Open Access
There is a wealth of
information available
as Open Access
Research, including
resources from many
of ...
3. ENGAGE in
learning
conversations

http://mooc.org/
3. ENGAGE in
learning
conversations

Learning Conversations

• This used to mean a discussion in a tutorial
or lab session...
4. PRACTICE new
skills

4. Practicing Skills

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4. PRACTICE new
skills

Afroes – www.afroes.com

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5. PRODUCE /
PERFORM
APPROPRIATELY

6. Perform

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Why institutionalize OER?
• Open licensing provides a cost-effective means to
increase investment in creating more effecti...
New roles and ways of working
Role of Librarian
Yesterday’s
Librarian:
Used to be printbased:

Providing Content
Books
acc...
OER has the Potential
Role of Librarian

Providing Content

Today’s Information e-books, journals and
databases,
Professio...
Here at Last!
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?

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This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Thank you
Catherine Ngugi
OER Africa Pro...
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4. PRACTICE new
skills

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  1. 1. OER in Africa: Use & Re-use for Library Services IAU Validation Workshop OER for Academic Librarians Accra, Ghana 12 – 13 September 2013 1
  2. 2. OER Africa is:  An innovative initiative of Saide  Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya  Established to play a leading role in driving the development and use of OER in Africa.  Funded by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and a variety of projects and partnerships across Africa. 2
  3. 3. The OER Concept • Educational resources freely available for use by educators and learners, without an accompanying need to pay royalties or licence fees. • OER is not synonymous with online learning or e-learning; • Within an African context, anticipated that many resources produced – while shareable in a digital format (both online and via offline formats such as CD-ROM) – will be printable. 3
  4. 4. Setting the Scene • African universities are dealing with significant pressure to increase access to HE programmes • Most institutions are having to increase enrolments despite structural under-funding to discharge this core function effectively • Most programmes (including many at postgraduate level) rely heavily on lecturing as a primary mode of transmission of content 4
  5. 5. Why increase investment in T & L? • Much existing content available to and within African universities based on weak and largely outmoded educational design principles. • Limited ICT infrastructure to gain access to up-todate information or participate in inter-institutional, geographically dispersed collaborative activities. 5
  6. 6. Facilitating Learning v HE Challenges 1. READ Course Materials 2. EXPLORE within the discipline 3. ENGAGE in learning conversations Educators want students to: 5. PRODUCE / PERFORM APPROPRIATELY 4. PRACTICE new skills 6
  7. 7. 1. READ Course Materials Read Course Materials This used to mean: the textbook and prescribed readings … 7
  8. 8. 1. READ Course Materials …today this means… 8
  9. 9. 1. READ Course Materials Read Course Materials … now we can also use… Both commercial and open education services are available to help students access top quality academic materials. 9
  10. 10. http://www.teachthought.com/technology/51-education-podcasts-for-the-21st-century-teacher/ 10
  11. 11. Explore: Discipline Specific Portals 2. EXPLORE within the discipline http://www.thelancet.com/global-health 11
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  16. 16. http://www.tessafrica.net/ 16
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  18. 18. OER & Short Course Repositories • • • • Khan Academy Saylor Foundation UCT Open Content Wikiversity 18
  19. 19. Explore: Open Access There is a wealth of information available as Open Access Research, including resources from many of the world’s top universities. 19
  20. 20. 3. ENGAGE in learning conversations http://mooc.org/
  21. 21. 3. ENGAGE in learning conversations Learning Conversations • This used to mean a discussion in a tutorial or lab session or individual consultations • but now new technologies offer a richer experience.. - Online discussions - Online chats - Blogging - Text messages - e-Mail Social Software Networks 21
  22. 22. 4. PRACTICE new skills 4. Practicing Skills 22
  23. 23. 4. PRACTICE new skills Afroes – www.afroes.com 23
  24. 24. 5. PRODUCE / PERFORM APPROPRIATELY 6. Perform 25
  25. 25. Why institutionalize OER? • Open licensing provides a cost-effective means to increase investment in creating more effective teaching and learning environments using resourcebased learning. • To be effective and sustainable, such strategic decisions will likely need to be accompanied by review of institutional policies. 26
  26. 26. New roles and ways of working Role of Librarian Yesterday’s Librarian: Used to be printbased: Providing Content Books access to secure resources Space library buildings: used for work for collection for storage Services Skills how to find those books Subject, customer and leadership Others? 27
  27. 27. OER has the Potential Role of Librarian Providing Content Today’s Information e-books, journals and databases, Professional electronic format: Overlap between library and IT services Space Services physical digital space: training and teaching access to content people to use and managing and access information preserving content created by institutions preserving the nation's cultural heritage Skills Subject, customer and leadership Higher level IT skills, e.g. digital preservation Presenting relevant digital information & digital materials to users in a customised way hybrid of both print and zoned study digital resources environments: traditionally silent areas open access multi-media equipment network services and digitalised content Teaching: Information Literacy Appraisal skills Digital content, remote content, 24 hour accessibility to content up to date with latest web-based technology Marketing the library 28
  28. 28. Here at Last!
  29. 29. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? 30
  30. 30. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Thank you Catherine Ngugi OER Africa Project Director catherine.ngugi@oerafrica.org 31
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  32. 32. 4. PRACTICE new skills 33

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