Share Paper: The Use of Open Education Resources in Open Distance Learning for Teacher Professional Development in Gabon

  1. Verona Leendertz, North-West University, South Africa
  2. Jean Louis Ndoutoume Mendene, North-West University, South Africa
  3. Seugnet Blignaut, North-West University, South Africa
Tuesday, June 26 11:15-11:45 AM Oost

Abstract: This paper reports on the use of open education resources (OERs) for teacher professional development in Gabon. Through Stoner’s life phases of learning technology integration the researcher ascertained: (i) how does the existing TPD curriculum in Gabonese educational system fit with the course objectives in Gabon as stipulated in policy; (ii) what are the appropriate OERs in ODL which can be used as LT for TPD in Gabon; and (iii) how can OERs be used in the design integration of ODL for the TPD of Gabonese teachers. A purposeful sample was used to understand the existing TPD curriculum in Gabon ...