Siyavula approved!

This blog has been very quiet, as I am constantly reminded ;), but much has been going on in the background. The important news is that we've finalised a plan for the implementation of Siyavula with a public launch scheduled for the 2009 school year.

Now that I can do more than just talk about the project I am going to write a series of blog posts about the plan so that everyone is on the same page. Here are the highlights about which you can expect further in-depth posts:

  • We are in the process of putting together a PR website which will provide news, stories and training event information as well as documents or reports related to the project.
  • A platform has been chosen and we have decided on additional functionality that we need to develop.
  • Seed material will be acquired and uploaded onto the platform.
  • We will begin doing both technical and community training with teachers in the new year.
  • All aspects of the project implementation, successes and failures, will be documented and released to ensure that we add as much in the way of learnings as possible to the global OER community.

For all of these activities we have partnered, or are in the process of partnering, with other organisations. We want to reinforce structures that are already in place rather than attempting to replace structures that already exist.

We have been very fortunate in identifying strong partner projects for all of the different aspects of Siyavula. I will give partner details as I blog my way through the project plan. Let the blogging begin ..... (soon!)

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