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THE POTENTIAL OF A MULTI-MEDIA OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE MODULE IN ENHANCING EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING IN POST GRADUATE AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM: EXPERIENCE FROM AGSHARE PROJECT MODEL
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Online Learning Journal Volume 17, Number 2, ISSN 2472-5730

Abstract

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 contribution of graduates of agricultural graduate program towards the attempt to transform smallholder agriculture has become a matter of urgency in the face of the increasing challenge of food insecurity. However, the performance of graduates of the programs in making concrete contributions to the urgent needs of agricultural development has been patchy at best. There might be no single best solution as to how to make agricultural graduate programs and or their graduates responsive to the needs of agricultural development. In particular, hopes that effective teaching and learning in agricultural graduate programs would lead them to attain relevant knowledge and skill to make concrete contributions to agricultural development are frequently not realized. This article seeks to share the experience of implementing the AgShare project model to develop and use an open education resource (OER) module and in so doing furthering our understanding of the possibilities of enhancing the quality of teaching and learning towards its intended purpose [1]. Among the key findings from this experience is that a multi-media OER module developed against clearly defined educational needs with authentic content designed according to sound educational principles, can lead to direct and immediate improvements in the quality of teaching and learning that enables learners to acquire knowledge and skill that fit ultimate purpose in a real life context.

Citation

Hassen, J. (2013). THE POTENTIAL OF A MULTI-MEDIA OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE MODULE IN ENHANCING EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING IN POST GRADUATE AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM: EXPERIENCE FROM AGSHARE PROJECT MODEL. Online Learning Journal, 17(2),. Retrieved September 22, 2019 from .

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