Supporting higher education institutions across Africa

in the development and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) to enhance teaching and learning.
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Welcome to OER Africa

OER Africa is a ground-breaking initiative established by the South African Institute for Distance Education (Saide). We play a leading role in supporting higher education institutions across Africa in the development and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) to enhance teaching and learning. Read more

What's New

OER Africa 2016 Convening

We would like to welcome all institutional partners to our 2016 Convening at the beautiful Windsor Hotel where we will reflect on the role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Supporting Pedagogical Transformation, using a Participatory Action Research Agenda. We are honoured to have Professors Ahmed Bawa, CEO of Universities South Africa, Pieter du Toit, from the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria, and Dr David Wiley, Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning as our guest speakers.  More detail on their biographies is available.

Student Practices in Copyright Culture: Accessing Learning Resources

Using Schatzki’s practices framework as a lens, this paper reports on the practices of university students accessing learning resources at a research-intensive  university in South Africa.  [Read More]

Agshare II OER Courses

Saide’s Agshare II Project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is drawing to a close.  Our partner institutions are in the process of completing their OER courses and research work and we are also concluding the external evaluation.  [Read More]

Educational Technology for Effective Teaching: A Handbook for Educators

This course on educational technology comprises of 16 units covering different aspects of educational technology as a field of study. Educational technology is a combined application of three major sciences for classroom activities. These are Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Managerial Sciences. [Read More]

Our Current Work

Transforming Pedagogy

We are taking the innovative approach of integrating a PAR agenda into each of our institutional engagements.

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Our Partners

We have selected institutional partnerships that represent a diversity of situations and approaches.

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Tools and Resources

Resources are currently being developed however you can browse and download our existing resources.

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Understanding OER

FAQs

Browse a list of FAQs on OER which will provide you with a quick and user-friendly introduction to OER and some of the key issues to think about when exploring how to use OER most effectively.

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