🤔 It is important for learning content to be developed by educators in Fiji, rather than “importing” content from the international world since currently we just copy and paste and use without giving any thought to creative commons which we are learning in #DS4OERS. Proper training through "Train the Trainers" programs for all teachers in Fiji will enhance development on high standard content in Fiji.
Definitely Geeta, which means that you can create, reuse, remix and distribute or build your OER based on Pacific context and standards thus will even improve digital skills and online resources that are relevant to your area of teaching.
@geetakrishna Agreed, I think a national "Train-the-trainer" model can scale capacity development. The DS4OERS course is OER, which means it can be reused by individual schools. Imagine if each school had one or two "OER champions" to train and support local teachers.
@geetakrishna I think that importing content is not necessarily a bad thing. One of the key benefits of using openly licensed resource (license permitting) is that teachers are free to adapt, revise, and modify content to suit the teaching curriculum and their needs. This is the area where more focus or attention is needed. For e.g. teachers could include contextualised examples/scenarios which could make the subjects or concepts easier to understand.
Dear Geeta. Although there is curriculum overlap in STEM subjects in particular, even then a bit of contextual re-versioning can transform an ok resource into a great resource. But you also need somewhere to share the resources - we have been working with colleagues in the Ministry in Fiji to create a space for sharing resources which can be linked directly to the curriculum moving from content developed elsewhere to content revised/remixed for Fiji. See: