All posts tagged 'OERs'

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.

Follow Up on Mbilwi Secondary School

Posted on November 30th, 2009 · Posted in SF Fellow

Turns out Mbilwi Secondary School has been doing a great job for many years.

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.

Top Science School in SA

Posted on October 22nd, 2009 · Posted in SF Fellow

EVEN THE NUMBER 1 science school in South Africa will benefit from having access to FHSST, Siyavula and OpenPress.

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.

Digital Textbook Initiative in California

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

I was quite excited to see a press release from the Office of the Governor for the state of California: Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation Furthering Digital Textbook Initiative. But then I noticed one of the components signed off: SB 48 by Senator Elaine Alquist (D-San Jose) requires that any individual,..
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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.

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.