All posts in 'South Africa'

South Africa needs an open-access education journal

Posted on August 6th, 2014 · Posted in Siyavula, South Africa

I’m generally a big fan of the Open Access movement. I really feel like we’re all just different manifestations of a global movement toward greater openness, transparency and community that is sweeping the world. The transformation is far from complete but there is a lot happening, some of my favourite..
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Prototype of Grade 10 rework revisited

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 · Posted in Siyavula, South Africa, Uncategorized

In my last blog post, from way too long ago, I described a plan for a prototype of the process for reworking our Grade 10 textbooks taking community feedback into account. I wanted to revisit that process as well as tell you about implementing a comprehensive rework of our Everything..
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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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Siyavula, a social enterprise

Posted on August 8th, 2012 · Posted in Siyavula, South Africa

The big news from our perspective is that my Shuttleworth Foundation (SF) Fellowship ended at the end of February 2012. A particularly exciting feature of SF Fellowships is that Fellows have the opportunity to take projects, and the associated intellectual property, with them when they leave. I had the opportunity..
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