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e/merge Africa is an educational technology network which is mostly for educational technology researchers and practitioners in African higher education. During early 2014 e/merge Africa started offering regular professional development activities in the form of online seminars, workshops and short courses. You are invited to join our Facebook group, use the short contact form or mail us at If you would like to lead a seminar, workshop or short course please send us a proposal.



The Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) aims to provide evidence-based research from a number of countries in South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. The primary objective of the programme is to improve educational policy, practise, and research in developing countries by better understanding the use and impact of OER.

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The Unbundled University: Researching emerging models in an unequal landscape

Profs Neil Morris and Laura Czerniewicz from the universities of Leeds and Cape Town, respectively, are the Principal Investigators on the 26-month project ‘The Unbundled University: Researching Emerging Models in an Unequal Landscape’, from October 2016 to November 2018. Also on the team are Carlo Perrotta, Bronwen Swinnerton and Mariya Ivancheva from the University of Leeds and Alan Cliff, Sukaina Walji and Rebecca Swartz from the University of Cape Town. This project examines the profound confluence which constitutes the unbundled university – the intersection of increasingly disaggregated curricula and services, the affordances of digital technologies, the growing marketisation of the higher education sector itself and the deep inequalities which characterise both the sector and the contexts in which they are located.