Proposal for Action: Higher education and capability development

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Name of proposal

Capacity Building for quality OER promotion in Kenya

Aims of the activity (longer term)

  • Build a Community of Practice for Open Education (Vision)
  • Harmonize the integration of OER in Training and development

Objectives of the activity (short term)

  • Bring on board all key stakeholders for OER materials e.g. for Higher Education
  • Building/Development Capacity (Where Materials are concerned)
  • Focus on scalable but achievable projects
  • Establish community of Open Learners (an advocacy network)
  • Network for OER support
  • Knowing Learners to enable tailor made profiles
  • Build advocacy

Narrative summary of what will be done

The purpose of this proposal for action is to implement suitable ways of building capacity for OER users and to promote provision open learning and quality distance education. The proposal will also contribute to the provision of more equitable access to quality education through open learning using OER.

What inputs are required?

  • Trainers to train the users
  • OER software
  • Workshops for lobbying & advocacy
  • Open licensing

Group decisions for this activity including who and when

Activity By whom When
More brainstorming sessions to fine tune the proposal Judith Pete and 31 August 2013
Generate Training Manual Framework on OER Muthoni Mucheru and Martin Mbui 31 January 2014
Market/recruit for OER online training in September 2013 All group members 31 August 2013
Develop a database for trainers OER in Kenya Erick Obiero 31 January 2014
Develop a survey instrument to assess the online OER course Agnes Gathumbi 31 January 2014
Undertake a satisfactory survey of the September online training Peter Kimani 15 March 2014
Monitoring and evaluation tool for the capability development Godson Gatsha 15 March 2014