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Study on Public-Private Partnerships in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Education

The idea of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) has generated growing interest from governments around the world as a possible mechanism for developing and sustaining public infrastructure and services. For example, PPPs were identified at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development as significant tools for achieving global sustainable development. Many governments are turning to the private sector for the financing, design, construction and operation of infrastructure projects.

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Communities of Practice: A Research Paper Prepared by OER Africa

OER Africa embarked on a research project to consider the potential of using the concept of Communities of Practice (CoPs) as a strategy to further development of open education resources (OERs) in Africa. The term Community of Practice was coined by Etienne Wenger, who presents a social theory of learning. Wenger regards learning as social participation, a process of being active participants in the practices of social communities and constructing identities in relation to these communities. The term CoP has been used in various ways, and usually refers to informal networks that support people to develop shared meaning and engage in knowledge building.
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The Use of Open Education Resources at the University of Malawi (UNIMA)

UNIMA finds itself in a situation where very few students have access to the approved textbooks and readings, nullifying the prescribed book lists. Resources in the reserve section of the college libraries are in great demand, and popular books undergo rebinding many times in their life cycle.

It is against this background that UNIMA embarked on a strategy to exploit Open Education Resources (OER). 

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A Government Policy Development Template to Progress Effective Implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER)

The concept of OER has emerged as having great potential to support educational transformation, given its principle of the right to education by all. It is considered a worthwhile option, particularly in the context of spiralling education costs and the need to make education more accessible, affordable and useable.
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Harnessing OER to Drive Systemic Educational Change in Secondary Schooling

In the world of education, there has been a growing buzz about the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) and how it can transform education around the world. Since being coined at a UNESCO Conference in 2002, OER has been the subject of increased attention globally, with many donor-funded projects (most often, led by universities) providing space to experiment with different models of openness and research the educational effect that these might have.

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