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CREATING AND USING OPEN ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES – January 10, 2013
The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) is pleased to hold the first Technology Transformation Seminar (TTS) of 2013 on the topic Creating and Using Open Online Educational Resources: Opportunities and Challenges on Thursday 10th January 2013 at 14hrs GMT (2pm). The TTS' are geared towards bringing innovations and emerging issues in ICT to the knowledge of the public and interest groups.
This particular seminar on Open Educational Resources (OER) brings into focus the importance of OERs, and sheds light on its creation, use and reproduction, as well as sustainability for the OER movement. The forum also aims at creating awareness about the rewards of active participation in the OER movement by key groups including educational and professional institutions and government.
OERs which typically refers to electronic resources, including those in multimedia formats available in the public domain at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning, or research.
Increasingly, the world's most prestigious universities such as MIT, Harvard, U-Mich, professional, training and other institutions are launching new OER initiatives.
The benefits of OER are many and varied. For institutions, OER can;
help reduce their costs of procuring learning materials, marketing and other cost, and bolster a school's global reputation
be used to create a better trained, more flexible global workforce that can compete anywhere
For Students and Individuals OERs;
provide learning materials that can be accessed, used, and transformed by anyone, anywhere
ensure that learners can afford quality knowledge material and be trained more quickly using OER
OER can lower education costs substantially and sustain growth in the sector
OER can be a key to solving many challenges facing education in Ghana
Dr. Adam Rahman, KNUST OER Coordinator, Chris Andy - Multimedia Specialist, UG, Kathleen L. Omollo Int. Programs Coordinator for OER, University of Michigan, Fred Yeboah - AITI OSS Expert and Dorothy K. Gordon - Director-General, AITI-KACE will be speaking at the event. This seminar will focus on the important role OERs play, their creation, use and reproduction, as well as sustainability for the OER movement.
The seminar is aimed at professionals interested in adding value, educational and research institutions, students, MDA's, civil society organisations, key stakeholder groups, and the general public.
Join us at the AITI-KACE to discover the benefits of OER and its impact on learning, the rating and brand of educational institutions and government.
DATE: January 10, 2013
VENUE: The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, Ridge, Accra
(2nd Avenue, opp. The Council of State Building, on the GFA/ GJA road)
REGISTRATION IS OPEN AND FREE TO ALL. Kindly reserve your place now.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org contact 0302 679 542
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