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Open Educational Resources(OER) Development

Enrollment is Closed

About This Course

The course aims to train Zimbabwean educators to find existing Open Educational Resources (OERs) and develop their own openly licensed teaching materials aligned to the MoPSE curriculum. The course elucidates on the rationale of finding and creating digital OER for teaching and learning. The course will help decipher Creative Commons licensing and how to align these resources to the MoPSE syllabus. In addition, participants will license their own OER with a Creative Commons licence. The course is further aimed at African primary and secondary school educators. The content of the course include four main topics which are 1: Using OER for Teaching and Learning; 2: Finding OER for Teaching and Learning; 3: Creating your own OER and 4: Sharing your OER with others . You can download or view the course brochure here.

Learning Objectives

After this course, you'll be able to:

  • Empower in-service teachers to find and adapt existing OERs and licenses and share their own teaching and learning resources with an open licence;


The programme consists of four main topics and common structure across all topics is as follows:

  • The content is packaged into one-hour sessions and is delivered in the form of text, videos, audio, and graphics. At the end of each session, there will be a question-and-answer session, feedback, and reflection activities.
  • At the end of each topic, participants will have a summative assessment which will contribute towards the final mark.
  • Participants are expected to engage with all content in each topic, which serve as a measure of their engagement with the course.
  • Each topic in the course should take an estimated 2 hours.

Meet the Course Instructors

Felisa Tibbits

Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore is a senior manager at Neil Butcher and Associates (NBA), an educational technology consultancy firm based in Johannesburg South Africa, and has over 14 years' experience of teaching secondary education in Cape Town (Westerford High), Durban (Kearnsey College), and Johannesburg (St Stithian's College) where he was appointed Director of IT (Academic). He holds a Masters of Education degree from the University of Pretoria and has worked as an author, materials developer, instructional designer, web interface designer, and educational technology trainer. He is currently a project manager supporting projects that harness OER and the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (CFT) engaging Ministries of Education and educators around the developing world, including West, East and Southern Africa, India, the Philippines, the Middle East, and the Caribbean.

Felisa Tibbits

Lovemore Ndlovu

Lovemore Ndlovu is a leading teacher professional development specialist with almost 30 years of experience, including 14 years as an assessment manager and as a lecturer and consultant working across different stakeholders, ranging from education ministries to bilateral and multilateral organizations. He holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and has extensive experience in design and implementation of education programmes in the area of teacher professional development, distance learning, curriculum, and assessment. He is also a researcher, author, and learning materials developer.

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