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Publication: Achieving impact in Africa through openness

Image of report coverPauline Ngimwa was commissioned by the Open Learning Network (OLnet) project to review the experiences and outputs of six fellows from Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). In 2011, the OLnet project partnered with the Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa (TESSA) project to offer six fellowships to scholars and educational professionals with an interest in researching open educational resources (OER) and their use to support teacher education.

Dele Yaya

Dele Yaya OLnet-TESSA Fellow

Image CC-BY Natalie Eggleston, OLnet

Name

Dele Yaya

Project Title

Sustainable and Successful Use of OER in the Programmes of the National Teachers’ Institute, Nigeria

Fred Keraro

Fred Keraro OLnet-TESSA Fellow

Image CC-BY Natalie Eggleston, OLnet

Name

Professor Fred Keraro

Project Title

The Readiness for Sustainable and Successful Use of OER in Higher Education in Kenya: A case study of Egerton University

Doris Kaije

OLnet-TESSA Fellow Doris Kaije

Image from DETA conference see: http://www.deta.up.ac.za/

Name

Doris Kaije

Project Title

Are Large Classes a Challenge to Implementing TESSA Materials in Rural Primary Schools in Uganda?

Juliana Bbuye

Julian Bbuye

Image CC-BY Natalie Eggleston, OLnet

Name

Juliana Bbuye

Project title

Skills for sustainable and successful use of OER: a case study of TESSA materials in use in primary schools of Uganda

OLnet TESSA fellows

The OLnet-TESSA Fellowship scheme is closed. The OLnet project is not currently recruiting any more Fellows.

 

Introduction

Juliana Bbuye: OLnet, TESSA, and the educators of tomorrow

Mrs Juliana Bbuye visited The OU in May 2011 as an OLnet fellow linked to TESSA (Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa, www.tessaafrica.net), which is a major research and development initiative led by The OU and involving eighteen institutions.

Juliana Bbuye

Juliana’s research focus is on developing skills for teaching, specifically on ‘Skills for sustainable and successful use of TESSA materials in primary schools of Uganda’ which was the title of the presentation crowning her visit to The OU.

OLnet TESSA visiting Fellows from Mauritius (24 January - 4 February 2011): Anuradha (Anu) Gungadeen and Pritee Auckloo

Anuradha (Anu) Gungadeen is a Lecturer in Open and Distance Learning at the Centre for Open and Distance Learning, Mauritius Institute of Education, Mauritius, keen to learn more about what Olnet members are using, developing and researching in the area of open source software and digital media in Open Educational Resources (OER) creation.

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