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2018 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning

Each year, ELI surveys the higher education community to determine key issues and opportunities in post-secondary teaching and learning. These key issues serve as the framework, or focal points, for our discussions and programming throughout the coming year. More than 900 community members voted on the following key issues for 2018. Download the infographic below…

Digital publishing at the African Virtual University: Creating more opportunities for scholarly publishing for African ODeL researchers and implications for policy-making

Since the integration of Open, Distance and eLearning (ODeL) into mainstream educational landscape in Africa in the 1990s, its impact on learning and teaching processes and environments is still a relatively unknown territory. This is why AVU’s initiative to establish a scholarly journal solely dedicated to research on ODeL is a welcome development for accomplished…

Open Access Publishing: The AVU Online Journal

Open access publishing is an alternative publishing and distribution model that makes scholarly research literature—most of which is already funded by taxpayers around the world—freely available to the public online, without restrictions. Harnessing the power of the internet, open access brings the results of academic research to unprecedented numbers of scientists, university professors, medical researchers,…

EPICA

Strategic Partnership for the co-design of an innovative and scalable ePortfolio ecosystem to improve the quality and visibility of skills The project aims at contributing in modernizing the educational and training systems of selected universities in Sub-Saharan countries, in order to i) allow the adaptation of new learning methods and competency-based education; ii) encourage the…

Journal of Research in Open, Distance and eLearning (JRODeL)

The AVU has launched and published the 1st Issue of its online peer-reviewed open-access journal entitled the Journal of Research in Open, Distance and eLearning (JRODeL), with support from the African Development Bank. JRODeL seeks to publish peer-reviewed articles on issues pertaining to open, distance and eLearning (ODeL). The term ODeL has been adopted and…

AVU Policy Briefs

The AVU has published 66 policy briefs on its website (http://www.avu.org/avuweb/publications/) that have been sponsored by the African Development Bank. The AVU policy briefs focus on a wide range of ODeL topics including infrastructure, mobile learning, virtual laboratories, learner needs and open education resources (OER). The research studies presented at the International Conferences of the…

Research into Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) Project

The AVU participated in the Research into Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project sponsored by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in which it conducted a research study entitled Assessing The impact of OER availability on the emergence of open educational practices in sub-Saharan Africa: The case of an ICT-integrated multinational teacher education program…

ENRICH Project

The AVU is one of the founding members of newly formed network of collaboration in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) on energy access and efficiency, the East Africa Energy Access and Efficiency Network (EAENet) which was borne out of the just concluded EU sponsored ENRICH project. The overall objective of the ENRICH project was to…

Global policy forum agrees HE actions to support SDGs – University World News

This has been the ‘Year of Education’, with a flurry of global policy statements key to online, open and flexible education, said Gard Titlestad, secretary general of the International Council for Open and Distance Education or ICDE. At a High Level Policy Forum, 130 leaders and policy-makers went a step further, identifying actions that would…