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Publication: Guidelines on open and distance learning for youth and adult literacy

NBA is proud to have worked with the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning and the Commonwealth of Learning to develop the newly published Guidelines on open and distance learning for youth and adult literacy. The Guidelines are intended to support literacy providers around the world in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating their open and distance learning-based (ODL) literacy programmes.
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Publication: South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) Bulletin

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has far-reaching implications for education and training. Neil Butcher and Sonja Loots were privileged to contribute to the South African Qualifications Authority’s recently published Bulletin, which includes 15 papers that focus on empirical and conceptual aspects of the 4IR from several sectors within the context of education and training.
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NBA is committed to improving equitable access, quality, and effectiveness of education in developing countries to create supportive, empowered education systems in which people at all levels see themselves as agents of their own change.

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Our services

NBA's services are evidence-based, pragmatic, and cost-effective to enable developing world governments, institutions, and other clients to deliver quality education that is affordable and accessible to learners.

In striving to fulfil our vision, we provide the following core services:

  • Strategic planning and policy advice to inter-governmental organizations, governments, institutions, and development partners in the areas of education and training

 

  • Development of implementation strategies for educational projects and initiatives of all scales, as well as supporting/managing their implementation where required
  • Development, adaptation, and compilation of teaching and learning materials for curricula, programmes, courses, including print, video, audio, and online multimedia
  • Development of online educational portals using either open-source or proprietary ICT solutions, specializing particularly in content development, management services, and e-learning delivery
  • Qualitative and quantitative research in the education sector, including support in the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation strategies for educational initiatives of all kinds
  • Specialized advisory and project management services focused on harnessing the concept of Open Education Resources (OER)
  • Developing the capacity of educators to harness technology effectively to design and implement effective educational courses and programmes
  • Design and implementation of effective communications strategies for organizations and initiatives in education and training