About UEW Open Educational Content Development Project
The University of Education, Winneba in partnership with FLOSS4Edu and oneVillage Foundation,Ghana with the support of the Partnership for Higher Education for Africa has embarked on a project to develop Digital Educational Content or Open Educational Resources (OERs) to share within the University Community (Student and Lecturers) and the WikiEducator Community. The need for this kind of project is driven by the University's desire to:
- Provide flexible learning and education to more people than currently being served by the University. This will require providing support through eLearning and Open Distance Education/Learning to the masses that desperately need these forms of Learning.
- Prepare the University to participate in Global Development geared towards promoting appropriate cultures and social participation and inclusion. This will serve as a broad initiative to promote African content on the Internet and in the new digital world.
- Enhance the Learning Experience to all Learners within the University and greatly add value while improving overall performance and the Learners Experience.
- Provide an opportunity for UEW to tap to the global talent of free culture content developers for continued improvement in a “free” manner and within a collaborative environment. This will forge the way for collaborative content authoring under a peer review mechanism.
More specifically the deliverables of this project will be:
- Produce 1000 Educational lessons in Digital form hosted within the WikiEducator
- Establish a community of 500 active members involved in the development of Educational content from both the UEW and its surroundings
- Train a total of 50 University Lecturers and 50 Students on Wiki Open Digital Content Development using Wiki and Web 2.0 Technologies.
- Establish a technical support center for digitization of content for varied uses.
A project team, under the leadership of Prof. Jonas Akpanglo-Nartey,comprising of representation from the University (Prof. Yaw Sekyi-Baidoo, Mr. Kafui A. Prebbie),FLOSS4Edu (Nicholas Kimolo) and oneVillage Foundation,Ghana (Mr. Godfred S. Prebbie) will be involved in capacity building and training of both Lecturers and Students towards the development of OER's inline with the objectives of the project. It is hoped that this project will be used as a showcase for future content development and will encourage other institutions to do the same.