Masifunde: an online study skills course developed by TSiBA Education and Oxford University Department for Continuing Education is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License as an Open Educational Resource (OER).
Masifunde: an OER online study skills course
Welcome to the 'Masifunde' course materials.
The Masifunde project takes its name from a Xhosa expression which means "let us learn!"
The course was developed by TSiBA Education (Cape Town, South Africa) and Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, and was funded under the English-African Partnerships programme managed by the British Council on behalf of the UK Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) now the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. There is more background to the course and full details of those involved in developing it on the Masifunde wiki
All material within this course including the Instructor Manual, other than that accessed via external links, is available for copying, distribution and adaptation under the terms of the Creative Commons Atttribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License except where otherwise stated.
More information about this licence can be found on the Creative Commons website.
Where further information is required for attribution purposes please email firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Masifunde' as the subject of the email.
We anticipate you may wish to reuse the whole of the course content (although you can also simply use the parts you find useful for your students). A key feature is that the course is adaptable and customisable to meet the needs of your students. In particular you may wish to change the reading examples.
Refer to the Instructor Manual document for some guidance on how to use these materials from a teaching perspective (this was written in the context of its use by TSiBA).
This course was created for delivery via the Moodle virtual learning environment. You will notice that as a result the material may contain references to Moodle tools, such as blogs and discussion forums. If you are using some other VLE, you should rename or remove these as appropriate for your course.
You will find references in some units that relate to the course delivery at TSiBA. These may not be appropriate for your institution, so please remove them as necessary.
Accessing the materials for re-use:
If you would like to reuse any of the materials on this course you can do this in two ways:
- copying and pasting materials from the course into your own content
- downloading the Masifunde-CourseContent.zip (from the download box located at the top of this page) which includes the html files for each unit, which you can then use as is or adapt in an html editor
In each case, but especially when copying and pasting content, please observe terms of the licence.