ROER4D weekly announcement – 22 January 2018

ROER4D edited volume launch
The ROER4D project is pleased to announce the publication of the edited volume, Adoption and Impact of OER in the Global South. Published in collaboration with African Minds and the International Development Research Centre, the open access version is available online. Print copies of the book are also available for purchase from African Minds is currently in the process of dispatching printed copies to the chapter authors.

Edited by the Principal Investigator Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and Deputy Principal Investigator Patricia B. Arinto, the peer-reviewed volume is comprised of 13 chapters originating from sub-project research as well as three meta-synthesis and summary chapters. Seven of the chapters are accompanied by openly published datasets, six of which are shared in English on the DataFirst Data Portal and one in Spanish on the Collaborative Co-Creation of Open Educational Resources by Teachers and Teacher Educators in Colombia (coKREA) website. All content is released under Creative Commons licences and is available for translation and reuse.

Edited volume authors who require publisher certification for institutional accreditation purposes are invited to contact the ROER4D Curation and Publishing Manager, Michelle Willmers ( Journals or other publications interested in reviewing the title can also contact with Michelle with requests in this regard.

ROER4D Network Hub team members at the University of Cape Town will be undertaking communication and dissemination of the volume in the six-month “C-ROER4D” period from January to June 2018. Watch this space for news of additional outputs arising from the edited volume production process.

Reflections on the Cape Town Open Education Declaration ten years on #CPT10
Today marks the ten-year anniversary of the signing of the Cape Town Open Education Declaration. Read ROER4D Principal Investigator Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams’ reflections on her involvement in the crafting of this historic declaration.

All the best for this week

Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and the ROER4D Network Hub team.

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