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Selected OER readings

This is a moderated collection of resources relevant to everyone interested in the development of open education resources in education in Africa.

Theory on OER

  1. A Review of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Movement: Achievements, Challenges and New Opportunities. Report to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
  2. Open Education Resources: Opportunities and Challenges for Higher Education.
  3. Open Educational Resources: Conversations in Cyberspace.
  4. Cape Town Open Education Declaration: Unlocking the Promise of Open Educational Resources.
  5. Access to Open Educational Resources: Report of a UNESCO OER Community Discussion.
  6. An Environment Analysis of Open Education Resources: Are They Sustainable?
  7. Harnessing Openness to Improve Research, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
  8. Open Educational Resources: New Possibilities for Change and Sustainability.
  9. Open Educational Resources and Higher Education.
  10. Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources
  11. Guidelines for Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Education

Copyright and Intellectual Property

  1. OER Copyright and Licensing Toolkit
  2. Shuttleworth Foundation Working Paper on Intellectual Property. Implementing the WIPO Development Agenda: Treaty Provisions on Minimum Exceptions and Limitations for Education.
  3. What is Creative Commons?
  4. Open Content Licensing  (OCL) for Open Educational Resources.
  5. Applying Creative Commons Licenses to Your Educational Resources.
  6. How to Attribute Your Creative Commons Licensed Materials.
  7. CC Licenses and Trademarks: A Guide for Organizational Creators and Distributors.
  8. New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing Framework (NZGOAL).
  9. Copyright and Open Educational Resources.
  10. Strategic Management of Intellectual Property Rights for OER in UK Higher Education.

Course and Materials Development

  1. Course Design and Materials Development Guide
  2. Good Intentions: Improving the Evidence Base in Support of Sharing Learning Materials.
  3. Collaborative Development of Open Content: A Process Model to Unlock the Potential for African Universities.
  4. Open Learn, The Open University.
  5. Critical Factors in Selecting a Course Management System for Higher Education in Ghana.
  6. Harnessing Open Educational Resources to the Challenges of Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  7. Code of Best Practices in Fair Use of OpenCourseWare.
  8. Incentives and Disincentives for Use of Open Courseware.

Use of Technology in Education

  1. What is Web 2.0? Ideas, Technologies and Implications for Education.
  2. Higher Education in a Web 2.0 World.
  3. Using Moodle – Teaching with the Popular Open Source Course Management System.
  4. LMS Evaluation Tool Use Guide.
  5. Good Practice in Information and Communication Technology in Education.
  6. The Use of Metadata for Educational Resources in Digital Repositories: Practices and Perspectives.
  7. The Attack of the MOOCs: An Army of New Online Courses is Scaring the Wits Out of Traditional Universities. But Can They Find a Viable Business Model?

Case Studies

  1. Growing an Institutional Health OER Initiative: A Case Study of the University of Cape Town.
  2. Growing an Institutional Health OER Initiative: A Case Study of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
  3. Growing an Institutional Health OER Initiative: A Case Study of the University of Ghana.
  4. The use of Open Education Resources at the University of Malawi.
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