Update on use of e-readers in Africa by World Bank – I wonder: what about African Open (Educational) Resources?

April 17, 2012 in Freedom to learn by Balthas

The new OER logo is designed to create a common identity for the global OER community of practitioners, projects and researchers. The design creates a common visual idea and allows for the name of the term "OER" to be expressed in different languages.This version is intended to be the main English version. UNESCO website for OER Global logo in other languages Date 22 February 2012 Source Own work Author Jonathasmello http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Global_Open_Educational_Resources_Logo.svg

The new OER logo is designed to create a common identity for the global OER community of practitioners, projects and researchers.
UNESCO website for OER Global logo in other languages. Author Jonathasmello
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Global_Open_Educational_Resources_Logo.svg

I just read a quite comprehensive “update on the use of e-readers in Africa” by world bank blogger Michael Trucano. It looks like there is quite some movement on the “hardware” side. However, his description of the old “missing-African-content” problem sounds all too familiar. I wonder, when there will be the long-awaited wave of African Open (Educational) Resources available and used …

Check the blog post at: http://www.unescobkk.org/education/ict/online-resources/databases/ict-in-education-database/item/article/an-update-on-the-use-of-e-readers-in-africa/

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