OER at the Open University of Sudan

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OER at the Open University of Sudan

  1. 1. OER in Open University of Sudan Prof. Mohamed Abo Mohamed Emam ‫الرحيم‬ ‫الرحمن‬ ‫هللا‬ ‫بسم‬
  2. 2. • OUS Vision: to be a pioneer and a distinctive institution in open learning locally and globally. • OUS Mission: Providing opportunities of distinctive higher education through open learning; promoting teacher education and contributing in knowledge creation for human development.
  3. 3. Establishment • April 2002 • Governmental university • Mix-mode approach to education delivery • First enrolment August 2003
  4. 4.  Vastness of Sudan  Harsh environmental conditions  Cultural and ethnic diversity  Increasing number of school leavers  Limited number of universities’ enrolment  Pressing need to community and continuous learning  Removing constraints:  time and place constraints  social and economic constraints  rigid universities admission requirements  Complimentary to residential universities Why OUS?
  5. 5. Major Student’s characteristics Gender: 55% Female – 45% male Age : 20 – 80 years old Profession: most of them are Teacher and other professions
  6. 6. Facts & Figures 1.Learning Center s:170 centers 2.Student’s Advisors: 270 3.Supervisors: 2500 4.Published self learning books ≈ 400
  7. 7. OUS and OER • Seminar on OER 2008 Khartoum, Sudan. Presented by Dr. Frank Banks, Open University Uk. • ACDE-TCC & ACDE QAAA • OER Africa Workshop Khartoum, Sudan, 2010.
  8. 8. Current situation that ease OER • Text books • Website • Portals • Fm radio • Ip radio • Tv educational channel ( Free flow of information) • Printer Press • E-library • E-learning centre
  9. 9. Example: TESSA • OUS has translated TESSA materials into Arabic and develop manuals and guides for basic education teachers. More than 53,000 teachers had the subject of using these materials. • Besides OUS has contributed in studies and research in TEAMS project as a part of TESSA programme.
  10. 10. Distance Education in Teaching Training : Through collaborative TESSA working we have identified key skills, values and competencies for teachers working in resource challenged environments across the region, audited primary curricula and created a framework for TESSA OER study units.
  11. 11. Future plan • OCW • MOOCs • Open schooling initiatives
  12. 12. Challenges • Promoting, The definitions and basic concepts of OER, • Encouraging the culture of sharing of resources in the educational institutes , • Stating OER adoption in educational laws and bylaws, • Pinpoint materials in high qualities ( Contents, delivery system, … etc). • IP (Intellectual Property) • Capacity Building • Platforms • Embargo and Sanctions • Polices
  13. 13. 1414 Thank you for Listening Questions & comments

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