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  • Is old technology out? Challenges in developing open educational videos? 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-04-22)
    The use of video materials in distance education dates back to a long time when instruction in the correspondence education generation was dispensed through black and white television programs. Developments in Information ...
  • Can OER availability lead to open education practices? 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-04-12)
    A driving concern for OER stakeholders is that there is a gap between the concept of giving away knowledge for free and the actual use of free and open resources for teaching and learning. Studies (Ehlers 2011; Camilleri, ...
  • Publishing Content in the Cloud: opportunities and challenges 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-04-22)
    When distance education went online, content developers installed authoring tools on their desktop. A content authoring tool refers to a software package which can be used to create and offer learning content to users. ...
  • Storytelling: A pedagogical strategy for repurposing OER 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-04-22)
    Issue at-hand In the past ten years or more, open provision of course materials has seen significant growth with the Open Education Resources (OER) movement and now Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). There are over 3000 ...
  • What promise from ODeL? Usability and support issues in adult lifelong learning 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-04-20)
    Sub-Saharan Africa’s educational needs are immense and complex. Formal schooling in most countries has failed to reach optimal levels in quantity and quality for securing a critical mass of educated Africans with basic, ...
  • Equalizing Access to and Quality of Basic Education-Can ODeL Deliver in Rural Areas? 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-04-22)
    In most developing countries, and more particularly in Africa, easy access to schools and quality education are not equally distributed geographically. Depending on whether a child or young adult lives in rural or urban ...
  • Mobile Learning: An Agricultural Revolution Enabler in Africa 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-04-22)
    There is growing evidence that mobile technologies and their now ubiquitous presence and use in the lives of many Africans are changing the continent in significant ways. Entire sectors have been revolutionized such as ...
  • Mobile phones to the rescue of distance learners: Democratizing access to OERs through public libraries 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-04-22)
    As the key depositories of knowledge in towns, schools and universities, libraries play a very important role in promoting a literate and intellectual environment in society. They are an indispensable link between learning ...
  • Mainstreaming gender in AVU programs 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-04-20)
    In its first ten years, none of the academic programs or administrative practices of the African Virtual University (AVU) focused on gender as a separate issue. Nonetheless, the AVU was relatively successful in attracting ...
  • Quality Considerations for AVU ODeL Programs 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-04-20)
    With the increased advances and access to ICT university leaders and government policymakers view open and distance learning as a viable strategy for increasing student access and at the same time balancing the costs for ...
  • Early literacy in Africa-the promise of the digitization of African storytelling 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-03-20)
    Africa is the only continent where the languages of instruction in schools are predominantly foreign to the learners and as a result many African children fail to acquire the basic literacy competency that provides the ...
  • Making it Happen: Leadership and Effective ICT Integration in teaching and learning processes 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-03-20)
    Why are there wide variations among African countries in the adoption and integration of ICT as a game changer in the way we do business in all key sectors of socioeconomic life? Or in other words, why are some countries, ...
  • Advanced Computer Security 

    Musabe, Richard (AVU, 2018-04-20)
    There are both practical and theoretical reasons to study algorithms. From a practical standpoint, you have to know a standard set of important algorithms from different areas of computing; in addition, you should be able ...
  • Introduction To Computer Science 

    Mequanint, Dessalegn (2018-04-04)
    This course introduces learners to basics notions in Computer Science and computing. It covers topics such as the development of history of computers and computing; the characteristics of computer systems; the organization ...
  • Computing Project Management 

    Odumuyiwa, Victor (2018-04-06)
    There is an increasing demand in the industry for graduates with problem solving skills; those with the capability of applying the theories, methods and techniques learnt during their degree programme in solving real life ...
  • Operations Research 

    Aidara, Nafy (2018-04-05)
    Operations research analyzes and presents scientific procedures for decision making in engineering, technology management and management human, productive and financial resources of an organization. The main purpose of ...
  • Linear Algebra 

    Hydara, Sherif (2018-04-03)
    The Linear Algebra is a branch Mathematics that studies systems of linear equations and the property of matrices. It is one of the sectors with the vast and varied applications. The matrix calculus, vector calculus, linear ...
  • Mainstreaming of OER around the SDG4: The Ljubljana OER Action Plan 2017 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-04-07)
    The theme of the 2nd World OER Congress – “OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: from Commitment to Action” – reflects the pivotal role OER can play toward achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ...
  • Empowering educators, igniting innovation and showing success: Instituting an “Africa Digital Learning Day” 

    AVU (AVU, 2018-04-09)
    For any innovation to hold and become part of our daily routine in executing certain acts differently from what we have been accustomed to requires long and frequent engagement with it. Furthermore, the adoption of an ...
  • Quantum Mechanics 

    Rasoanaivo, René Yves (2018-03-12)
    The module describes the experimental findings that lead to a new concept and a new scientific attitude towards physical phenomena at the microscopic level. In addition, the module describes the formal terminology based ...

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