Saide Current Awareness
16 January 2023


Distance Education


Education: South Africa 


  • Motshekga concedes overcrowding in schools is a problem Basic education minister Angie Motshekga has conceded that overcrowding in schools is a dire problem with negative effects. “It is a serious problem. Schools are carrying double the capacity and that is going to impact negatively on learning and teaching and infrastructure in all aspects,” she said.



Language and Literacy


Open Education and Open Educational Resources

  • The Library’s Role with Open Educational Resources A blog post describing faculty perceptions of Open Educational Resources like course modules and video lectures, with librarians sharing their experiences as librarians supporting faculty in using and creating OERs.
  • What makes a good open educational resource on MoodleNet: Essential Content A guide on how to create and add open educational resources(OERs) and have these resources easily found on MoodleNet- Moodle's repository of OERs.
  • Synergies Between K–8 Open Educational Practices and Culturally Responsive and
    Sustaining Pedagogies
     This brief looks at the intersection of open educational resources (OER), open educational practices (OEP), and culturally responsive and sustaining practices (CRSP) in four K–8 OER programs that provide full online courses that are freely accessible and adaptable. While the OER movement has long been animated by principles of equitable access to education and social justice (Bali et al., 2020; Geser, 2007), the OER field has evolved somewhat adjacent to that of- work by scholars and activists who are squarely focused on culturally responsive teaching and anti-racist education.
  • BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 3 (roughly equivalent to grades 3 to 4.5 in the K-12 system). Every chapter within the three units includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 350 and 500 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. 


Post Schooling


Skills and Employment 


Teaching and Learning- Local and Global


Technology Enhanced Learning