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

OER Africa would like to thank all our institutional partners for their active participation during our 2016 Convening.  Please look out for the Convening Report "The Role of Open Educational Resources (ER) in Supporting Pedagogical Transformation Using a Participatory Action Research Agenda", which will be up on the website soon.

Opening the Textbook: Open Educational Resources in US Higher Education, 2015-16

Awareness of open educational resources (OER) among US higher education teaching faculty has improved, but still remains less than a majority according to a new report from the Babson Survey Research Group.

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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]

Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs and Transformation

 

This book, drawing on 15 case studies contributed by 29 OER researchers and policy-makers from 15 countries across six continents, examines the implementation of the pivotal declaration through the thematic lenses of policy, costs and transformation. Saide is represented through an article by Tessa Welch and Jenny Glennie on our African Storybook Initiative.

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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