The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), located in Kumasi, Ghana, is the second largest university in Ghana, with over 23,000 students.
Guided by its slogan ‘Nyansapo wosane no badwenma’, translated as ‘the knot of wisdom is untied by the wise child’, KNUST’s vision is ‘to produce high calibre graduates with knowledge and expertise to support the industrial and socio-economic development of Ghana in particular and Africa more generally’.
The College of Health Sciences (CHS) is the first of KNUST’s six colleges to launch an OER initiative, supporting the production and use of Open Educational Resources.
CHS is made up of 2,000 students and comprises; the Faculties of Allied Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Medical Sciences, Dental School, School of Veterinary Medicine and the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in tropical medicine (KCCR).
What are Open Educational Resources?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials and resources offered freely and openly for anyone to use and under some license to adapt, copy and redistribute. OER can include course syllabi, presentation slides, image collections, animations, videos, textbooks, research papers and self-assessments. more...
The content on this page has been adapted from "Growing an Institutional Health OER Initiative: A Case Study of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology", by Kathleen Ludewig Omollo, published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)