All posts tagged 'education'

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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Siyavula as a Framework

Posted on December 1st, 2009 · Posted in Siyavula

Siyavula intends to create a framework that supports the education system. The framework needs to accept the curriculum, allow swap-and-share groups the ability to share resources and have the discussions they need, allow users like Curriculum Advisors to vet resources and ensure that the isolated teachers can get access to the resources.

Open Assessment Bank: FullMarks well underway

Posted on November 3rd, 2009 · Posted in FullMarks

I'm charging on ahead with development of the open assessment bank. We will be calling it FullMarks and the most important feature will be that teachers can actively participate.

Bullyboy Publishers?

Posted on October 26th, 2009 · Posted in SF Fellow

Quite frankly, my sympathy goes to the learners who have to share one book between four and cannot do their homework properly, while publishing house executives sit in plush offices dreaming up misleading copyright messages to intimidate teachers and learners.

Open Assessment Bank Approval

Posted on October 13th, 2009 · Posted in SF Fellow

I will get the chance to build an open assessment bank. The community of teachers in SA is chomping at the bit for such a tool and I have had multiple requests for bank software that communities are already prepared to populate themselves. Providing the different groups with a single tool will allow them to feed off each others energy and allow us to begin with a bang. Working with existing communities also makes the tool much more sustainable.

I want to build an Open Assessment Bank

Posted on September 23rd, 2009 · Posted in SF Fellow

As part of my Fellowship at the Shuttleworth Foundation I have the opportunity to try things. I've got Siyavula, OpenPress and now I'm toying with adding an open assessment bank to the mix.