I’m at the TeacherFutures workshop (pre-PCF9) organised by the Commonwealth of Learning. Really interesting conversations with colleagues from Cameroon, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Nigeria, Uganda, Sierra Leone, South Africa.
In these conversations, I usually refer to a few Open Educational Resources, particularly for teacher professional development. These include the following teacher professional development resources:
- OER4Schools, http://oer.educ.cam.ac.uk/wiki/OER4Schools (schools teachers, Zambia)
- TESS-India https://www.open.edu/openlearncreate/course/index.php?categoryid=45 (schools teachers, India)
- Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL), http://www.t-tel.org/ (lecturers in Colleges of Education, Ghana).
These programmes are not the only such programmes, but they are distinct in that they provide concrete resources that are publicly available under Creative Commons.
There are a couple of other programmes I refer to. One is OpenUpResources (https://openupresources.org/), producing an open mathematics curriculum (in the USA) as well as Kolibri (https://learningequality.org/kolibri/), an innovative hybrid online/offline learning management system (with similar idea to some of the ideas advocated around 10 years ago here).