Welcome to the Web version of Nolwazi Open Educational Resources!
We are now a fully-fledged, independent non-profit organisation, registered with the Department of Social Development.
In the spirit of Open Education, Nolwazi uses a Creative Commons licence, to allow the education and wider parent community the opportunity to access excellent, open resources. It is in this spirit, well understood by the local and global education network, that it is considered highly unethical to exploit this resource for commercial gain, and contrary to ordinary 'fair use' practices. In this spirit of 'fair use' and ethical standards, we ask that users adhere to this understanding, and to any applicable Creative Commons licensing. Nolwazi was never intended to provide free resources to for-profit companies. Any users attempting to systematically 'bulk harvest' Nolwazi content items will be permanently blocked from using the site.
This repository contains a variety of high-quality teaching and learning items, available freely as Open Education Resources (OERs) to any legitimate user of Nolwazi.
In order to use view and download any content items, you need to register as a user. All information you supply will be used purely for usage analytics and communication, and will not be shared with any third party.
The development of this digital content repository has been made possible by our involvement in a number of cutting-edge ICT in Education projects in South Africa, and through the generosity of teacher volunteers and donors of high quality. Whether you are viewing and downloading resources, we hope that you will find the experience valuable and a way of making you a better teacher (or learner or parent) than you already are!
We welcome any good OERs that you have developed and would be delighted to add them to the growing repository. Contact: email@example.com.
A special thank you goes to the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) for providing much of the original seed funding that allowed us to combine the unique, pioneering work of Breadbin and The Shuttleworth Foundation with the forward-thinking vision of CoZa Cares Foundation: bringing Open Educational Resources to any South African at no cost to the end user.
One of the key supporting programmes was the innovative ICT4RED programme in 24 Eastern Cape Department of Education schools in Cofimvaba District from 2013 to 2016. This programme was managed by the Meraka Institute of CSIR, and funded by the Departments of Science and Technology and Rural Development and Land Reform, within the overall Tech4RED programme. Others were the PILO-supported programme, Jika Mfundo in Kwa-Zulu Natal, and the ZACR project at Chesterville Secondary School near Durban, amongst others. We have over 45 eLearning kiosks and a number of school-based servers in various locations throughout South Africa containing the beta-version of Nolwazi. As funds allow we will visit every site to upgrade their content to the latest version of Nolwazi.
Enjoy your journey through Nolwazi and its resources!
We are keen to hear your opinions and suggestions. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org