During the Human Development Network webinar, “eBooks & Affordable Access to Digital Content for Teachers, Health Care Workers & Agricultural Extension Agents in Southern Africa“, which looked at lessons from the IADP Affordable Access Initiative Partnership with African Universities, a sidebar conversation came about on the instant message board that was associated with the webinar. From this conversation came a very interesting questions:
- What is the impact of open access resources for primary schools on the current educational content creation models?
- Will educational systems, and the stakeholders that support them, be able to adapt existing and new content onto these devices?
- Might this adaptation facilitate a more egalitarian content creation structure, challenging the existing pricing structures and vested interests of current curriculum production & dissemination models?
Please join us for what we all expect to be a lively and informative conversation.