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Dr J Henning Deputy Executive Director Library Services 23 July 2013 OPEN LEARINING IN HIGHER EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA.

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1 Dr J Henning Deputy Executive Director Library Services 23 July 2013 OPEN LEARINING IN HIGHER EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA

2 CONTEXT UNISA vision: Towards the African University in the service of humanity –Library strategies / challenges Open Distance Library Services –International standards for distance education libraries (access / HR / Finance)

3 OPENNESS AT UNISA Strategies for access to services and resources Facilitate access to services and resources – supported by Management ODL library services – well established Online services and resources, branches, mobile services, mobile libraries Keep calm and ask a Librarian

4 WHAT ARE WE DOING? Support ODL model of teaching –Learner-centredness –Lifelong learning –Flexibility of learning facilitation provisioning –Removal of barriers to access –Recognition of prior learning –Provision of relevant learner support –Construction of learning programmes

5 WHAT ARE WE DOING (2)? Unisa business model and optimization of structures –e Strategy Integration of library services in MyUnisa Large collections of e-journals, e-books & online databases Open portal –Institutional repository – performing very well Workshops / training

6 WHAT ARE WE DOING? (3) Services on mobile devices Mobile libraries Information and digital literacy 24/7 library - Question Point, Social media / communication –SMS, Skype, Face Book, Pinterest, Blue Button, podcasts, etc.

7 Services to clients with disabilities Services for clients with disabilities –Easy reader / Plustek bookreader, etc Services in all branches Training for staff to deliver these services.

8 BARRIERS Open Access and sharing challenges –Ensuring equal services Access / accessibility Challenges for learners Need to collaborate / group work (not unique to SA) Range / profile of learners

9 GOVERNMENT – ENHANCE OPEN LEARNING Negotiations for access to internet for students in SA Negotiations – affordable mobile devices for students Support for e-strategies


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