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An institutional approach to OER implementation at the University of South Africa (UNISA)
McGreal, Rory

Published16 January 2018
PeriodicalVolume 2018, Section Tools and Trends
PublisherContact North/Contact Nord
CountrySouth Africa, Africa

ABSTRACT
The University of South Africa (UNISA) is a mega open and distance learning (ODL) university with more than 400,000 students in South Africa and around the world. UNISA committed to the implementation of OER within the university by incorporating support for OER into all relevant policies and processes.

UNISA faculty were introduced to OER through the university's internal communications and through contact with interested colleagues. Besides these communications, efforts to increase interest among faculty in OER were centred on workshops and encouraging visits to internal websites.

This article discusses the benefits, challenges and potential of OER in higher education.

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Keywords faculty adoption of OER · higher learning · OER access · OER awareness · OER challenges · OER implementation · OER infrastructure

Other number2018-01-23
RefereedDoes not apply
Rightsby-sa/4.0
URLhttps://teachonline.ca/tools-trends/institutional-approach-oer-implementation-university-south-africa-unisa
Access date2018-01-23
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