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Norbert Boruett Post 1

5 June 2018, 9:37 AM

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Hi, though a lot has been said about OER in Kenya. I think there does not exist a community of practice. I suspect that in the Kenya Institute of Curriculum development, they have been some trials, but it has not spread. We are an extremely capitalistic country and book publishers are powerful and influential. The publishers lobby the Government to have their books taken as the defacto textbooks, that is at the primary and high school. At the Universities, book lists are generated, however the purchase is limited by funds. A lot of donation reach out to academic institutions. A lot of second books are available in our streets and they do a great business too.

So, to cut a long story short, i am going to start a blog and reach out to students and lectures. In a small way i use OER for most of my teaching, don't belief in reinventing the wheel. 

Jenni Hayman Post 2 (summarised) in reply to 1

5 June 2018, 9:47 PM
Great Norbert. Do you know Simeon Oriko from Creative Commons?...
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Jennifer Nohai-Seaman Post 3 (summarised) in reply to 1

8 June 2018, 4:04 PM
Always interesting to head about other countries, thank you for sharing! I'm...
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