“Giving Knowledge for Free - The Emergence of Open Educational Resources” is a report that offers a comprehensive overview of the rapidly changing phenomenon of Open Educational Resources and the challenges it poses for higher education.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has published a Thesaurus with 82,000 bibliographic references with freely accessible Internet links to full text documents in the field of education, culture, natural sciences, social and human sciences, communication and information. The UNESCO Thesaurus contains 7,000 terms in English and Russian, 8,600 terms in French and Spanish.
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6 June 2007
5 June 2007.
Adam Habib has been appointed the deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Johannesburg (UJ).
Habib, an outspoken political commentator, academic and researcher, will head the university's research, innovation and advancement portfolio from September. He is the executive director of the democracy and governance research programme at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).
Business Day, 30 May 2007.
Contrary to popular belief that there is a shortage of teachers in South Africa, a Human Sciences Research Council academic made a convincing argument at the Centre for Education Policy Development’s conference on teacher education that this belief is incorrect.
Mail and Guardian, 29 May 2007.
Various civil society organisations are concerned that a number of Gauteng schools are breaking the law by continuing to charge fees, despite legislation declaring them “no-fee” institutions.
Mail and Guardian, 23 May 2007.
Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils recollects his recent visit into Palestine’s West Bank and Gaza strip and contends that Israel 's policy against the Palestinians is worse than the suffering endured by black South Africans in apartheid.
Business Day, 8 May 2007.
Andrew Miller, CEO of Project Literary, the only national NGO involved in adult literacy in SA welcomes news that the government has begun work on a R6,1bn five-year campaign to teach basic literacy and numeracy to South Africans who are functionally illiterate.
dgCommunities, 8 May 2007.
The “Global Learning Portal” is a resource for primary and secondary teachers in developing countries. The portal can be used for the searching of educational materials in your language and subject of interest, connecting with colleagues from around the world, and joining communities on a variety of educational topics.
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“ICT in Education Toolkit” provides education policy makers, planners and practitioners with a systematic process to formulate, plan and evaluate education development programmes enhanced by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).