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Insights from the health OER inter-institutional project
Harley, Ken

PublishedAugust 2011
Type of workSpecial Issue: Distance Education for Empowerment and Development in Africa
JournalDistance Education
Volume 32, Issue 2, Pages 213 - 227
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Online
CountryGhana, Africa

ABSTRACT
Open educational resources (OER) are gaining ascendancy in education, particularly in higher education. Logic suggests that the potential benefits of OER are likely to be greatest in resource-poor contexts such as Africa. However, little is known about the feasibility and sustainability of their use in African institutions. In the Health OER Inter-Institutional Project, OER Africa and the University of Michigan collaborated with medical schools in Ghana and South Africa to help develop OER and tools for facilitating the integration of these into the existing curricula. The article draws upon data from the various evaluations of this project as a basis for generating understandings on initiating and sustaining OER in African contexts.

Keywords Africa · cultural and social capital · health sciences · Open Educational Resources · sustainability

Published atOxfordshire, England
Languageeng
ISSN0158-7919 (Print), 1475-0198 (Online)
RefereedYes
DOI10.1080/01587919.2011.584848
Other informationDistance Education
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