The same disruptive technologies transforming traditional markets and changing skills demands are also altering the methods through which workers can learn and acquire new skills.
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.
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).
Transformation-Ready: The strategic application of information and communication technologies in Africa
A Government Policy Development Template to Progress Effective Implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER)
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.