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Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

July 2013 Volume 17, Number 2

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Number of articles: 11

  1. AgShare Open Knowledge: Improving Rural Communities through University Student Action Research

    Christine Geith & Karen Vignare

    The aim of AgShare is to create a scalable and sustainable collaboration of existing organizations for African publishing, localizing, and sharing of science-based teaching and learning materials... More

    pp. 11-20

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  2. Using OER as a Tool for Agribusiness Management Training for Hard-to-Reach Rural Farmer Populations

    Maina Muniafu, Francis Wambalaba, Walter Wanyama, Gidraph Nduati & Dalton Ndirangu

    Agriculture is the mainstay of Kenya's economy and contributes significantly to the gross domestic product. A great majority of this contribution comes from smallholder farmers who... More

    pp. 21-30

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  3. Creating Open Education Resources for Teaching and Community Development through Action Research: An Overview of the Makerere AgShare Project

    John B. Kaneene, Paul Ssajjakambwe, Stevens Kisaka, RoseAnn Miller & John D. Kabasa

    The AgShare Phase I Program, conducted at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, was formed to create open education resources for teaching and community development through action research. The... More

    pp. 31-42

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  4. Creating Open Education Resources for Teaching and Community Development through Action Research: The Milk Production and Hygiene Module

    Paul Ssajjakambwe, Christopher Setumba, Stevens Kisaka, Gloria Bahizi, Patrick Vudriko, John D. Kabasa & John B. Kaneene

    One of the cornerstones of the AgShare program is the application of an information loop of action research in the training of graduate students to generate new and practical educational materials ... More

    pp. 43-50

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  5. The Potential of a Multimedia Open Educational Resource Module in Enhancing Effective Teaching and Learning in a Postgraduate Agricultural Program: Experience From AgShare Project Model

    Jemal Yousuf Hassen

    Graduate programs in agriculture in developing countries such as in Ethiopia are often designed in cognizance of the need for skilled manpower for agricultural development. In Ethiopia, the... More

    pp. 51-62

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  6. Building Academic Staff Capacity to Support Online Learning in Developing Countries

    Brenda Mallinson & Greig Krull

    Higher education institutions (HEIs) in Africa face the challenge of responding to the expanding demand for tertiary education while maintaining or enhancing the quality of their course offerings. ... More

    pp. 63-72

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  7. Addressing the Local in Localization: A Case Study of Open Textbook Adoption by Three South African Teachers

    Cynthia Jimes, Shenandoah Weiss & Renae Keep

    This article presents a case study of the adoption and use of open textbooks by three high school teachers in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. The textbooks, collaboratively authored and... More

    pp. 73-86

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  8. Turning the Digital Divide into Digital Dividends through Free Content and Open Networks: WikiEducator Learning4Content (L4C) Initiative

    Patricia Schlicht

    In today's world where tuition fees continue to rise rapidly and the demand for higher education increases in both the developing and developed world, it is important to find additional and... More

    pp. 87-100

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  9. Using Multilingual Analytics to Explore the Usage of a Learning Portal in Developing Countries

    Vassilis Protonotarios, Giannis Stoitsis, Kostas Kastrantas & Salvador Sanchez-Alonso

    Learning analytics is a domain that has been constantly evolving throughout recent years due to the acknowledgement of its importance by those using intelligent data, learner-produced data, and... More

    pp. 101-118

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  10. An Open and Scalable Learning Infrastructure for Food Safety

    Nikos Manouselis, Charalampos Thanopoulos, Karen Vignare & Christine Geith

    In the last several years, a variety of approaches and tools have been developed for giving access to open educational resources (OER) related to food safety, security, and food standards, as well ... More

    pp. 119-132

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  11. cMOOCs and Global Learning: An Authentic Alternative

    Carol Yeager, Betty Hurley-Dasgupta & Catherine A. Bliss

    Massive open online courses (MOOCs) continue to attract press coverage as they change almost daily in their format, number of registrations, and potential for credentialing. An enticing aspect of... More

    pp. 133-147

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