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Digital Fluency Course: Module 2 - Working with OER

This module is aimed at providing the learner with basic guidance on OER, including underlying concepts, and encouraging practical use of OER. The first topic covers the basic definition of OER, their forms and repositories. Topic two introduces the learner to OER licensing, particularly Creative Commons licences (CC). The third topic covers ways that OER can be adapted and produced. Topic four highlights the importance of an institutional OER policy and its associated formulation considerations.      

Assessment for Learning: Using Learners' Test Data for Professional Development in the Foundation Phase

The purpose of this course is to help you as a mathematics teacher to use information (data) from the assessment of learners’ work to improve teaching and learning in your classroom. The five units show you how to become more aware of the errors your learners make, how to understand these errors and the misconceptions that may have caused them, as well as how to plan lessons and assessment with errors in mind.

ROER4D. Research on Open Educational Resources for Development Sub Project 1. Desktop Review: Sub-Saharan Africa

Saide and Saide's OER Africa Project team conducted a desk top literature review for the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development Project which was a four-year project funded by the IDRC.

ROER4D. OER Country Profile: South Africa

Saide and Saide's OER Africa Project team conducted a desk top literature review for the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development Project which was a four-year project funded by the IDRC.

ROER4D. OER Country Profile: Ghana

Saide and Saide's OER Africa Project team conducted a desk top literature review for the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development Project which was a four-year project funded by the IDRC.

ROER4D. OER Country Profile: Kenya

Saide and Saide's OER Africa Project team conducted a desk top literature review for the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development Project which was a four-year project funded by the IDRC.

Monitoring Progress on Open Education in Germany

The paper summarises the situation of OER in Germany. An analysis of the scope of acceptance, use and implementation of the concept in educational institutions and policy, as well as an overview of the major actors and initiatives in the field of OER is presented. In addition, considerations 
about the concept of Open Educational Practices (OEP) and possible benefits for educational institutions are suggested.
 

Open Educational Resources (OER): Guidance for Institutional Decision Makers in Developing an OER Strategy

In the hope of reducing ever-rising educational costs, more universities are turning to open educational resources (OER) as a means of minimizing the financial burden on students.

Federal pen Licensing Playbook

 Federal agencies are increasingly using open licensing to expand the impact and reach of their work, enable innovative use of federally-funded materials, and ensure that publicly funded resources are available to the public. We note shared practices and consideration s, common to the federal open licensing efforts thus far. This Playbook provides a practitioner's guide to using open licenses in the federal context, based on the shared experience.

Web Strategies for the Curation and Discovery of Open Educational Resources

 For those receiving funding from the UK HEFCE-funded Open Educational Resource Programme (2009- 2012), the sustainability of project outputs was one of a number of essential goals. Our approach for the hosting and distribution of health and life science open educational resources (OER) was based on the utilisation of the WordPress.org blogging platform and search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques to curate content  and  widen discovery.This paper outlines the approaches taken and tools used at the time, and reflects upon the effectiveness  of web strategies several years post-funding.