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Learning for development from within and beyond the reef: Early implementations of open distance learning and use of open educational resources (OER) for the teaching of English in a small island state

TitleLearning for development from within and beyond the reef: Early implementations of open distance learning and use of open educational resources (OER) for the teaching of English in a small island state
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsVa’ai, E.
PublisherJournal of Learning for Development
Volume3
Start Page22
Issue3
Pagination22-27
Secondary PublisherCommonwealth of Learning
ISSN2311-1550
Keywordsdevelopment, learning, OER, Primary School Teachers, Teacher Development
Abstract

The following article examines the beginnings of open distance learning and use of OER by the National University of Samoa Faculty of Education to address an identified national need for more teachers and to improve their quality. It highlights related challenges in the training of teachers and how different and new modes of learning are not always immediately acceptable and effective for the learners. It also discusses different perceptions related to ODL and OER and the need for policy developments at national and institutional levels for an integrated approach that can lead to sustainability.

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