Archive for May, 2009

Web-design project

Posted on May 31st, 2009 · Posted in Personal

Good web-design is going to be key to the success or failure of some of my upcoming projects and so spending some time immersing myself in trying to apply some of the ideas to my own site allows me to kill two birds with one stone, build my own theme and really engage with some web-design principles so that they sink in.

What’s up with FHSST?

Posted on May 27th, 2009 · Posted in FHSST

The good news is that it turns out that the FHSST content has already proven quite useful to a number of people, now we just need to harness that to add even more momentum to the OER-movement. It is easier to find the time to work on the project knowing that we've already been successful in helping other organisations, projects and people.

Mark Horner

Posted on May 17th, 2009 · Posted in Personal

I am currently a project manager at the Shuttleworth Foundation, in charge of the Siyavula project, where I co-ordinate the development of a comprehensive set of Open Educational Resources (OER) supporting the South African National Curriculum. This relies on the development of communities to create and support the OERs as..
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Posted on May 17th, 2009 · Posted in Siyavula

The objective of the Siyavula project is to ensure that educators have access to educational resources that comprehensively cover the South African curriculum which they can use, adapt, contextualise, print, and distribute as needed. Furthermore, the resources must form a sustainable, living body of material that continues to grow as..
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Free High School Science Texts (FHSST)

Posted on May 17th, 2009 · Posted in FHSST

FHSST (Free High School Science Texts) is a project that aims to provide free science and mathematics textbooks for Grades 10 to 12 science learners in South Africa.