All posts tagged 'community'

Prototyping our Grade 10 Rework

Posted on October 8th, 2013 · Posted in Siyavula

One of the reasons I believe openly-licensed resources are a better proposition for education is that they are a much more natural fit with the idea of continuous development and improvement. In the spirit of continuous development, our plan is to, before the end of the year, rework one chapter..
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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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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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Reflections on 2010

Posted on December 8th, 2010 · Posted in SF Fellow

My blog has been very quiet for the last couple of months. It is not that I've not had anything to blog about but rather the contrary, I've just been too busy. I have spent some time creating two summaries of what I've been up to in 2010 so you can get a sense of the bigger picture. It also shows you what has happened in the last 2 months that I just haven't had time to blog about.

FullMarks: First Milestone

Posted on October 27th, 2010 · Posted in FullMarks

Within a 12 hour period we passed both 500 users and 5000 items on FullMarks. I've compiled a map of traffic locations between the launch date of August 27th and today so you can see that we're getting uptake in place where we are not yet running any workshops. I'm excluding demo users and content in that count so it represents real usage.