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Understanding Open Educational Resources

These three lessons provide an introduction to open educational resources (OERs).  The interactive course is also available in the Commonwealth of Learning's Technology-enabled Learning Lounge. The course is accessible logging in as a guest.

Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice

This book is evidence of the solid progress being made in response to the challenges flagged at the 2009 UNESCO conferences discussing the potential of OER. Activity in developing countries accounts for the majority of the work reported here, and the experience of using and repurposing OER receives as much coverage as their initial development. Other papers describe how OER can be fitted most productively into the wider educational ecosystem.

Collaborative Materials Design, Adaptation and Take-Up: A Case Study of a South African Mathematics Teacher Education OER project.

The case studies and reflections in this book cover OER practice and policy in a diverse range of contexts, with a strong focus on events in developing countries. In J. Glennie, Harley, K., Butcher, N., and van Wyk, T. (Eds.), Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice (pp. 75-90).

Developing and Using Quality Learning Resources in an Open Educational Environment: The SAIDE ACEMaths Project.

This paper is a reflective report on the Saide ACEMaths project,which piloted a collaborative approach to the sourcing, adaptation and publication as Open Educational Resources (OERs) of existing suitable materials for use in a variety of teacher education programmes.

OER Policy Review and Development Toolkit: A Guide for Higher Education Institutions.

This toolkit is aimed at higher education stakeholders who are working with Open Educational Resources (OER). It explains the notion of copyright and describes the different licensing options available to the author/creator of a work.

An OER Protocol: Guidelines for Publishing Teacher Education OER.

DHET has put in place a European Union funded Strengthening Foundation Phase Teacher Education Programme. In terms of the contract with the institutions participating in the programme , all materials produced will be released as Open Educational Resources (OER). The purpose of the Protocol is to guide the Department in managing the publication of these materials as OER on their Teaching Development website.

South Africa at a glance: SACMEQ at a glance series.

The Southern and Eastern African Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) is a consortium of education ministries, policy-makers and researchers who, in conjunction with UNESCO?s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), aims to improve the research capacity and technical skills of educational planners (Ross et al., 2005).

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