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Open Education Global

In March DDL was pleased to attend the Open Education Global conference in Cape Town, South Africa, through the support of ROER4D, under which the DDL has been supported to conduct an impact study in Afghanistan. We presented the findings of the study on the use of DDL in rural Afghanistan. We found that DDL improved lesson plans and helped initiate collaboration among students. The conference was an excellent opportunity to network with people from other countries contributing to the open education movement, and to share our experience in Afghanistan. This is the third OE Global conference we have been able to participate in, with previous conferences being hosted in Banff, Canada and Krakow, Poland. The next OE Global conference is scheduled for Delft, The Netherlands, 24-26 April, 2018. 

"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." ~ Socrates
"If your tree brings the fruit of knowledge / it shall bring the sky down to the earth” - Nasir Khusraw (1004 – 1088 AD)
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. -- Herbert Spencer
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. -- Hadith
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ― William Arthur Ward
Asking good questions is half of learning. -- Sufi saying
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. ― Aristotle
Enlightenment must come little by little-otherwise it would overwhelm. -- Idries Shah
We were scared. But school was where we wanted to be. -- Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Afghan education activist
Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim, male and female. -- Hadith
Education is a living treasure for all humankind. ~ Ehsan Ullah, Founder, Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
A teacher is a candle that burns to enlighten others. ~ Afghan proverb
There is a path to the top of the highest mountain. ~ Afghan proverb
Drop by drop a river is made. ~ Afghan proverb
We should all attempt to acquire as much knowledge as possible in order that we may render our services to society in the manner of the women of early Islam. -- Queen Soraya of Afghanistan, 1926
If you learn even one word more than yesterday, you will be totally a different person.