What's New

A Guide to Good OER Stewardship

An important new resource has just been timeously released during Open Education Week. The question of “what makes a good actor or not” in OER is one that Lisa Petrides, founder and CEO of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, has addressed in a new guide for OER stewardship. ISKME is the organization behind the OER Commons, a public OER library.

Guide to Good OER Stewardship

Adoption and Impact of OER in the Global South


This volume examines aspects of educator and student adoption of OER and engagement in Open Educational Practices (OEP) in secondary and tertiary education as well as teacher professional development in 21 countries in South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia.

OER in the Global South

10 Years After International Accord, 5 Ways Education Will Become More Open in the Next Decade

10 Year's since the Cape Town Declaration, Melissa Hagemann of the Open Society Foundation reflects on OER developments.

OER in next decade

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.


Supporting Distance Learners

We have created a PDF of our Supporting Distance Learners online resource that will be used at a workshop to be conducted at the University of Lesotho which others may find useful too.