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 in and as MOOCs

The ROER4D project being managed through the University of Cape Town is releasing chapters from their forthcoming online publication. In this chapter the authors report on an investigation into the production and rollout of four MOOCs at UCT in South Africa, and on the experiences of the educators involved in their production.

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2nd World OER Congress

Jenny Glennie and Neil Butcher recently attended the 2nd World OER Congress in Slovenia.  South Africa was represented by the Honourable Minister Angie Motshekga, Minister of the Department of Basic Education.  Ministers present reaffirmed their committment of the important role of OERs in the attached Ministerial Statement.

OER Article Review

OpenMed Consortium Course Materials Review

The OpenMed Consortium has recently released materials that form part of a capacity building course entitled "Open Education Fundamentals and Approaches - A Learning Journey to Open Up Teaching in Higher Education". Neil Butcher provides a review.

Launching OER Degree Pathways

Launching OER Degree Pathways: An Early Snapshot of Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative and Emerging Lessons is a formative evaluation report prepared by SRI International that was released in June, 2017. It is a preliminary report that shares findings from initial surveys and interviews of an initiative to launch ‘OER degrees’ in 38 community colleges across the United States of America, which is being led by Achieving the Dream.

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.

 

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