Taskeen Adam

Taskeen Adam
Open Development and Education

Doctor of Philosophy

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Technical Report
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This guidance note draws lessons from education data mapping experiences in Kenya, Malawi, and Sierra Leone. In this note, we navigate the different questions and purposes, challenges and key considerations that were learnt from these mapping initiatives in order to make them successful and beneficial for other countries and stakeholders intending...
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Since the onset of COVID-19, governments have launched technology-supported education interventions to ensure children learn. This paper offers a narrative synthesis of emerging evidence on technology-based education to understand the current experiences of learners, teachers and families. Studies find that few students in low- and middle-income co...
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'Critical questions for open educational practices' is a special issue of the journal Distance Education (41/2, 2020, https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cdie20/41/2). On 16 June 2020 an 'issue launch webinar' was hosted by ODLAA featuring the special issue editors and authors. The recording is available here: https://youtu.be/32O9eTRfRW4 The slides...
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Uncertain times require prompt reflexes to survive and this study is a collaborative reflex to better understand uncertainty and navigate through it. The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic hit hard and interrupted many dimensions of our lives, particularly education. As a response to interruption of education due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this study i...
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Uncertain times require prompt reflexes to survive and this study is a collaborative reflex to better understand uncertainty and navigate through it. The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic hit hard and interrupted many dimensions of our lives, particularly education. As a response to interruption of education due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this study i...
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As social justice and decolonisation discussions fill the physical and virtual corridors of universities in South Africa, educators, and in this case, MOOC designers, are inevitably influenced by them. They are prompted to reflect on such topics, whether in agreement or with scepticism. Provoked by one interviewee’s comment that ‘you could decoloni...
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This article reports on the lack of epistemic diversity in producers of massive open online courses (MOOCs) through examining whose knowledges and what knowledges are forefronted in MOOCs. Through analysis of 27 semi-structured interviews, the study explored the relationship between South African MOOC designers and their open educational practices...
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The legacies of colonial rule continue to impact everyday life, particularly in education. These structural inequalities are often reinforced and amplified in online ‘global’ education through a form of digital neocolonialism, which is where hegemonic powers indirectly control or influence marginalised groups through the internet or information tec...
Technical Report
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Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Sub-Saharan Africa A Systematic Review of the Research Landscape
Technical Report
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One of the overall objectives of the EdTech Hub is to conduct a series of literature reviews on the state of educational technology in primary and secondary school settings within low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Given the variety of approaches which can be considered as ‘educational technology’ and the range of settings which are LMICs, th...
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Through evaluating dominant MOOC platforms created by Western universities, I argue that MOOCs on such platforms tend to embed Western-centric epistemologies and propagate this without questioning their global relevance. Consequently, such MOOCs can be detrimental when educating diverse and complex participants as they erode local and indigenous kn...

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The immediate goal of this project is to promote TVET and TVET research in Sub-Saharan Africa. For details, see https://con.vet.