Archive for August, 2013

Community-driven IEB Physics and Chemistry books

Posted on August 21st, 2013 · Posted in Siyavula

We are currently engaged in a collaboration with a group of Physical Sciences educators and the OERPub team to develop two books, Physics and Chemistry. The intention is that the books are focused on the Subject Assessment Guidelines (SAGs) for the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) Physical Sciences. That means that..
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Producing a slate of openly-licensed titles

Posted on August 12th, 2013 · Posted in Siyavula, South Africa

In my previous post I alluded to 45 titles that we’d like to produce. That’s too strong because we wouldn’t be able to take credit for having worked on all of them so it’s actually the 45 openly-licensed titles we plan on ensuring get developed in the next 2.5 years...
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My OER Journey, 11 Years & Counting

Posted on August 2nd, 2013 · Posted in FHSST, Personal, South Africa

Today marks 11 years, to the day, since we started the hair-brained scheme to collaboratively author, openly-licensed textbooks for South Africa under the banner of the Free High School Science Texts. This ultimately led to Siyavula Education‘s existence with a lot of help from the Shuttleworth Foundation and PSG Financial..
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