All posts tagged 'Connexions'

Why should the best schools share?

Posted on June 5th, 2011 · Posted in SF Fellow

We recently did a little travelling around South Africa (Durban/Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg) running events where we raise awareness of the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement, the shared resources that are available, the tools that can be used and the communities that develop and support them. We are often asked why..
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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.

Connexions Authoring Performance

Posted on April 29th, 2010 · Posted in Siyavula

I forecast a much more responsive authoring experience on Connexions in the near future, the results of a detailed performance analysis are in and some massive potential improvements have been identified. Now to turn my attention to getting them implemented!

North West Province Workshops 2, 3 and 4

Posted on April 12th, 2010 · Posted in Siyavula

We have just completed a series of workshops for subject advisors in the North West Province. We ran 4 two-day workshops. Read about workshops 2, 3 and 4 here.

UNESCO Contextualisation Stories

Posted on April 9th, 2010 · Posted in SF Fellow

UNESCO are seeing the real world application of one of the freedoms of open licensing. The freedom to adapt, enhance and contextualise is one of the primary benefits that we allude to when advocating the adoption of OERs.

North West Province: Workshop 1

Posted on February 28th, 2010 · Posted in Siyavula

Some feedback and news from our first workshop for North West Province Subject/Curriculum Advisors. The next workshop is scheduled for the 4th and 5th of March.

North West Province and Siyavula

Posted on February 19th, 2010 · Posted in Siyavula

We are running a series of workshops in the North West province to train curriculum advisors. We've adapted our approach for these workshops and are really looking forward to putting it to the test.

Reflections on Choosing Connexions

Posted on December 1st, 2009 · Posted in Siyavula

One key part of the overall sustainability of Siyavula is the platform used for the project. Platform decisions are quite tricky to navigate. I've made some notes about the things that I think are important considerations when choosing an OER platform, although I'm sure I'll get some pretty strong opinions from the rest of the community about the most important considerations.

Doing OpenPress By Hand

Posted on October 20th, 2009 · Posted in OpenPress

We are going to run a full manual aggregation process to test and demonstrate the process we envisage for the OpenPress web-service.

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.