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An institutional approach to OER implementation at the University of South Africa (UNISA)

TitleAn institutional approach to OER implementation at the University of South Africa (UNISA)
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMcGreal, R.
PublisherContact North/Contact Nord
Access Year2018
EditionSubmitted on Tue, 2018-01-16 09:25
Access Date2018-01-23
DescriptionTools and Trends
Date Published01/2018
Type of WorkDescription
Keywordsfaculty adoption of OER, higher learning, OER access, OER awareness, OER challenges, OER implementation, OER infrastructure
Abstract

The University of South Africa (UNISA) is a mega open and distance learning (ODL) university with more than 400,000 students in South Africa and around the world. UNISA committed to the implementation of OER within the university by incorporating support for OER into all relevant policies and processes.

UNISA faculty were introduced to OER through the university's internal communications and through contact with interested colleagues. Besides these communications, efforts to increase interest among faculty in OER were centred on workshops and encouraging visits to internal websites.

This article discusses the benefits, challenges and potential of OER in higher education.

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URLhttps://teachonline.ca/tools-trends/institutional-approach-oer-implementation-university-south-africa-unisa
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