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Utilizing Open Educational Resources To Advance Online Learning In Sub-Saharan Africa

Utilizing Open Educational Resources To Advance Online Learning In Sub-Saharan Africa

In many schools and institutions of higher learning across Sub-Saharan Africa students lack access to quality academic resources and teachers also lack access to teaching resources. Open Educational Resources (OER) are the ideal tool to leverage on the affordances of technology and the insights of online learning to reduce the inequalities in the Sub-Saharan African countries’ education systems.

How To Leverage OER In Online Courses

How To Leverage OER In Online Courses

If you are passionate about accessing and sharing the best, most current educational resources with others, you may use Open Education Resources (OER). As an online coding instructor, I can especially attest to the integral role OER plays in my online courses. In this article, I'll share my personal experience on how to leverage OER in Online Courses.

Using Data To Ease The Grading Process - An Educator's Perspective

Using Data To Ease The Grading Process - An Educator's Perspective

I have become an educator and I am teaching a Spanish MOOC with over 1,000 students! They submit weekly assignments that are to be hand graded, and I alone simply cannot meet the task of grading these assignments. Obviously there is no silver bullet, and no proven technology to automatically grade writing assignments. So, out of necessity, we developed a process to ease our burden as teachers grading assignments.

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, It’s Accessibility!

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, It’s Accessibility!

OK, maybe you hadn’t heard of Steve Jobs back in the 80s and 90s, when he was busy inventing all of those Apple devices, integrated software, and content that you now take for granted—the Mac, the iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, the App Store…He also helped to build Apple stores, the most successful and innovative retail enterprise on the planet, helped save the music industry, and even had a hand in such classics as “Toy Story” as CEO of Pixar.  

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