Uganda Schools OER Portal/Roles

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We must do the things we think we cannot do. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
Uganda's OER commons comprises a family of many individual contributors. Collectively each role within the OERUG community contributes to a powerful synergy of self-organising teams. OERUG is a project designed by Uganda teachers for Uganda teachers, and we take pride in extending our sharing culture.

This page introduces:

  • Our Uganda planning team, and
  • The different roles in which you can participate in establishing a thriving and successful national OERUG community based on your personal interests, skills and experience.

WE extend an open invitation to all Uganda teachers to help us build our national OER commons in one or more roles by adding your name to the lists below. Some teachers may want to serve in multiple roles -- that's fine :-).

Make sure that you're signed up as a Member of our OERUG email list on google groups. This is a good way to keep up to date with what's happening with our national collaboration and a good place to ask any questions.

OERUG planning team

Uganda's reusable and portable content initiative is a project planned and co-designed by the sector. It is a project owned and driven by Ugandas' teachers for our teachers. The volunteer members of our planning team helping to coordinate OERUG activities inlcude:

Zambia Victor Mensah Male CYPRCA Programme Manager mensah.victor @gmail dot com
Uganda Vincent Kizza Male Gayaza High School Teacher
Uganda James Lukenge Male Makerere University Student
Uganda Ronald Ddungu Male Gayaza High School Deputy Head teacher/ICT coordinator
Uganda Richard Kyakoonye Male Gayaza High School Educational Officer
Uganda Lucy Nakiboneka Serunkuuma Female Gayaza High School Interface Systems Analyst/Education Officer
Uganda Stanley Mayanja Male Hope High School Teacher
Uganda Muhammad Bigirwa Male Namagabi Senior Secondary School Education Officer(teacher)
Uganda Alex Mondo Male Gayaza High School Teacher
Uganda Christine Nakimbugwe Female Watoto Childcare Ministries:Hope High school Teacher
Uganda Anthony Kagoro Male Gayaza Teacher
uganda Justine Namatovu Namatovu female Makerere universtity Student
Uganda Solomon Asea Male Gayaza High School Educator Officer/Teacher
Uganda Florence Namukasa Female Makerere College School Education officer
Uganda erina Nanfuka Female Gayaza High School Educational specialist
Uganda Cathy Bateesa Takozekibi Female Gayaza High School Education Specialist(History,Economics)
Uganda Mashood Safari male Kinaawa High School Mugongo Teacher.
uganda Pearl Tendo Female lunar teacher
uganda michael kayongo male gayaza high school teacher
Uganda Victoria Naggayi Female Mwereerwe secondary school Teacher
Uganda Deus Seruwu Kasanya Male Entebbe S. S. S Education Officer
Uganda Samuel Kizito Sempiri Male Gayaza high school Teacher
uganda eva ntege female vienna college namugongo teacher
uganda chebet chebet male Gayaza High School Teacher
Uganda Rachel Nabwami Female Watoto Child Care Ministries Teacher
Uganda Ronald Kasendwa Male
Uganda Daniel Daniel Kakinda Male SchoolNet Uganda Executive and Training Director dkakinda[AT]
  • Feel free to sign up and join our Kiwi planning team.

Sign up, we need your help

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Sign up for helping OERUG
  • Consider signing up for one of these roles listed below, indicating where you can help to build an OER commons for Uganda.
  • Use the following syntax to add your name to the list:
* [[User:yourusername_goes_here|Name Surname]], School, emailadress "at" whatever "dot" org


OERUG WikiGardener

A WikiGardener is a member of the OERUG team who goes around the wiki, correcting typos, helping out with obvious wiki text errors and rearranging things to be more readable. WikiGardeners are generally well liked because they contribute to the quality and healthy growth of our OER garden. They have a natural talent to take a jumble of pages or ideas and reconfigure good, readable educational materials out of them.

Anyone can be a WikiGardener -- if you see a typo or spelling mistake, feel free to correct it! This is a valuable service to our OERUG community.

List of OERUG WikiGardeners

OERUG WikiAmbassador

OERUG WikiAmbassadors are the nexus of Uganda's OER commons. They promote WikiEducator as a community of educators and a platform for free educational resources, collaborative development and national network-building. OERUG WikiAmbassadors are people who have a passion to widen access to quality education through open networks and free content. They identify themselves within the Uganda OERUG community and keep local colleagues informed of national developments, as well as profiling their ambassadorial activities our community.

OERUG aims to identify at least one WikiAmbassador for every school in Uganda. WikiAmbassadors are the first point of contact for OERUG in local schools. They focus on connecting "disconnected" colleagues with our national online OERUG activities by distributing print-based newsletters to colleagues and friends who may not be connected. They provide inspiration and support for teachers wanting to test the wiki-waters and free sharing of knowledge. To become a OERUG WikiAmbassador you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Have a passion for education
  • Have a disposition to experiment with the potential of ICT-enabled education
  • Be prepared to make mistakes and learn from them
  • Be open to new ideas and willing to share your experiences with your local community and colleagues
  • Have achieved a minimum of a WikiApprentice Level 2 certification on our WikiMaster typology.
  • Above all, believe in the core value of education, namely to share knowledge freely!

The WikiEducator community will help and support you in achieving these minimum criteria. Please consult our Guidelines to become an OERUG WikiAmbassador and add your name and school to the list below.

OERUG content creator

An OERUG content creator is a typically a subject matter "expert" in the areas or disciplines they teach at school. Above all an interest in teaching or sharing classroom experience are the main attributes required. This role is ideal for teachers who want to create and share OER teaching materials on WikiEducator.

OERUG will provide free training opportunities for every teacher in Uganda. You may choose to:

There are a wide range of choices content creators may wish to consider for OERUG, for example: lesson plans for teachers, classroom handouts, project assignments, online lessons or activities for students, administrative support resources like school IT policies.

You may qualify for an OERUG Content honorarium to develop an OER teaching resource.

OERUG benefactor

Many Uganda teachers have developed excellent teaching resources which they may wish to donate to the OERUG initiative. This role / category is ideal for teachers who may not have the time to learn wiki skills or the time to upload their materials to the OERUG portal. Our team of OERUG WikiSupport people will gladly assist in converting and formatting your teaching resources for the OER commons on WikiEducator.

Your name will be listed on our OERUG benefactors page in acknowledgement for your donation to our community. The primary authors will be attributed in the corresponding metadata for the resource in WikiEducator and original copyright holders will retain their copyright, on condition that they grant permission for the materials to be released under an open content license. OERUG benefactors will need to confirm their authorship of the resource. In the event that the donation has used a few third-party resources or images which cannot be licensed under a free content license -- these should be clearly indicated in materials submitted for donation. We will endeavour to find openly licensed equivalents to substitute third-party licensed objects in the materials, or request release of these third party materials under a CC-BY or CC-BY-SA license.

Please consult our benefactor instructions on how to donate teaching materials for the benefit of Uganda.

OERUG WikiTechie

OERUG WikiTechies have a keen interest in technology and wiki markup. They have acquired intermediate-level wiki skills and are keen to share their ICT skills by assisting fellow teachers with the layout and presentation of their OERUG wiki pages. WikiTechies are the backbone of our bureaux service supporting teachers to convert OER teaching materials for OERUG. To become a OERUG WikiAmbassador you need to meet the following criteria:

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Prospective WikiTechies may qualify for an honorarium to support the conversion of donations for OERUG on Wikieducator.

OERUG WikiFacilitator

An OERUG WikiFacilitator is a member of our Kiwi teaching community who facilitates both online and face-to-face training sessions for teachers in acquiring skills to create OER on WikiEdcuator. They have an intermediate level of wiki skills and experience in facilitating wiki training activities. OERUG WikiFacilitators assist with online training sessions, face-to-face professional development workshops and wiki taster sessions. To become a OERUG WikiFacilitator you need to meet the following criteria:

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Prospective WikiFacilitators may qualify for an honorarium to run training sessions for Uganda teachers.