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Digital Fluency Course. Module 5: Storage and Access of Digital Resources

This module aims to expand an understanding of digital storage and access with regard to a variety of files types and enabling platforms. It will hone skills in storing and retrieving digital resources using various technologies. This module is intended to address both academic and administrative skills: these skills can be applied in research, teaching and learning, and administration.

An Open Knowledge Primer for OER Africa

First there were Open Educational Resources (OER); Then there was Open Access (OA); Increasingly academics and researchers are making Open Data integral to scholarly communication; Rather than segmenting the three, many practitioners use the phrase; Open Knowledge; This primer is meant to complement work carried out at OER Africa on OER and IPR/copyrigh;It broadens the discussion to include open access and open data, issues that impact on sub-Saharan African universities but that are not discussed as extensively within sub-Saharan African universities as they should be.

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.

OER Hub Researcher Pack

This pack concentrates on the toolsthe OER Hub at the Open University in the UK has developed. If you are more interested in how to conduct open research, then we have produced an open course, available also as an open textbook: Open Research.

Emerging OER Research Discipline

In this blog post Martin Weller talks about how OER as a discipline has emerged.