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Agshare building community and content with multiple partners

AgShare: Building Community and Content with Multiple Partners

Dr. Christine Geith

AgShare Co-PI, Assistant Provost

Michigan State University



What is agshare
What is AgShare? Partners

  • What is Ag?

    • All aspects of African animal, plant, forestry, and fisheries production and value networks.

  • What is Share?

    • Action

    • Collaboration

    • Intentionally creating and sharing African teaching, learning and research resources that are free, openly-licensed and effective.


What is the scope of agshare
What is the scope of AgShare? Partners

Community-Wide Partners

Resource Partners


What is the scope of agshare1
What is the scope of AgShare? Partners

Building Relationships

&

Capacity

Community-Wide Partners

Content Providers


Agshare vision
AgShare Vision Partners

  • To impact the welfare and health of farmers in Africa

  • by empowering MSc students and graduates of African institutions

  • to achieve change in agriculture

  • by leveraging African knowledge through OER processes and products

  • that are integrated into universities and the global knowledge pool.



Pilots started june 2010
Pilots Started June 2010 Partners

  • 3 Countries: Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya

  • 4 Universities

    • Haramaya University, Ethiopia

    • Moi University, Kenya

    • Makerere University, Uganda

    • United States International University, Kenya

  • 2 University Networks

    • CMAAE

    • RUFORUM


Promising pilot methods
Promising Pilot Methods Partners

Community-Wide Partners

Faculty and Curriculum

Resource Partners

Student Agents of Change (research, internships)

Downstreaming OER

Upstreaming OER



Agshare building community and content with multiple partners

Student, Master of Livestock Development and Management Partners

PROPOSED TOPIC:

DAIRY HYGIENE PRACTICES IN UGANDA: A CASE STUDY OF KIRUHURA DISTRICT

Student, Master of Agribusiness Management

 PROPOSED TOPIC:

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS MANAGEMENT IN UGANDA: A CASE STUDY OF KIRUHURA DISTRICT


Agshare results in progress
AgShare Results in Progress Partners

  • Evidence of impact

  • Increased visibility (i.e. DiscoverEd)

  • Advocacy for open sharing

  • Catalyst role for students (ie. AgShare Fellows)


Agshare core team
AgShare Partners Core Team

  • Dr. John Kaneene, Co-PI, Michigan State University

  • Dr. Cliff Lampe, Co-PI, Michigan State University

  • Neil Butcher, OER Africa

  • Catherine Ngugi, OER Africa

  • Nathan Yergler, Creative Commons

  • LisbethLevey, open resource specialist

  • Krishna Alluri, community-wide partner specialist

  • GashawKebede, evaluator

  • Flora McMartin, OER evaluation specialist

  • Karen Vignare, Project Lead, Michigan State University

    Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation