All posts tagged 'OERs'

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.

FullMarks Uploading Sprint

Posted on April 12th, 2010 · Posted in FullMarks

On the 24th of March we held the first FullMarks event at the University of Cape Town. You can read more about our first uploading sprint in this post.

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.

AMESA Congress 2010: Professional Development

Posted on April 6th, 2010 · Posted in SF Fellow

I was invited to participate on a panel at the AMESA Congress this year on a panel on professional development. Given the Siyavula roll-out plan, my time with the community facilitators, the research the Foundation did into teaching teachers and my time working on a big physics experiment I thought I could find something to contribute.

FullMarks Invitation to Cape Town Teachers

Posted on March 1st, 2010 · Posted in FullMarks

Invitation to the FullMarks upload sprint.

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.

FullMarks Demo

Posted on February 24th, 2010 · Posted in FullMarks

I have made a quick slideshow tour of some of the functionality of the alpha version of the FullMarks site. The site is extremely simple yet offers powerful reports to help support learners effectively, especially in the current environment in South Africa where classes are large and teachers don't have enough time to consider individual needs.

Progress towards an uploading sprint for FullMarks

Posted on February 19th, 2010 · Posted in FullMarks

FullMarks is rapidly gaining momentum with two schools so far giving permission for their teachers to participate in an uploading sprint, one of them even told me that they have a list of teachers who are willing to participate.

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.