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Collaborating with the Network of Open Orgs to explore the successes of Open Educational Resources

NBA has been a long-standing core project partner for Saide’s OER Africa initiative. The OER Africa team recently coordinated a project with members of the Network of Open Orgs, which involved a collaborative effort to develop a set of seven research summaries that explore the success of OER. The summaries were then analysed to extract key findings, which were presented in a short report.
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Presentation: What does open licensing mean for stakeholders and book policies?

The National Book and Reading Policy Workshop was held in Malawi between 2 and 4 February, 2022. The theme for the event was: ‘Towards understanding the role of each stakeholder in the book industry in Malawi.’ Neil Butcher, Lisbeth Levey, and Kirsty von Gogh were thrilled to join online, where they spoke about the implications of open licensing for stakeholders and book policies.
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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.

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