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

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What's New

OER Regional Consultations

In preparation for the 2nd World Congress on Open Educational Resources in September 2017, regional consultations are taking place. The African Regional Consultation is taking place in Port Louis in  March. Attached is a letter from the Slovenian Minister of Education, Science and Sport to join the Congress.

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Open Education Week

Open Education Week is a global event that seeks to raise awareness of free and open sharing in education and the benefits they bring to teachers and learners. Coordinated by the Open Education Consortium, the event showcases projects, resources, and ideas from around the world that demonstrate open education in practice. The open education movement seeks to reduce barriers, increase access and drive improvements in education through open sharing and digital formats. 

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Creative Commons Global Summit 2017

The Creative Commons Global Summit will be taking place in Toronto, Canada from 28 - 30 April 2017.

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OER Policy Development Toolkit for Higher Education

Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager , Open Education at BC Campus, and Daniel De Marte, Chief Academic Officer at Tidewater Community College have released an interactive toolkit to support institutions develop open policies. The toolkit is licensed CC BY and institutions are free to reuse it, remix it, revise it, and/or redistribute it.

 

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.

Our Networks