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  • Defining Communities of Practice

    This document represents a first attempt at collating the information available on the Internet to understand the term 'communities of practice'. It is not comprehensive, but can help to understand the key features of communities of practice to inform the development of the OER platform. more

  • On OERs: Five ideas to guide engagement with the Open Educational Resources 'movement'

    This brief paper was developed in response to the launching of the Cape Town Declaration that set itself up as a manifesto of a 'movement', the 'open education movement'.It describes five ideas that SAIDE regards as important in engaging with the OER 'movement'. more

  • The Saide Materials Design Wheel Review Tool

    This is a review tool suitable for both materials design and materials evaluation. It is based on an evolving Saide approach to materials design inspired by the concept of the learning cycle developed by Ian Moll when he was at Saide. more

  • Course design in an OER environment

    A brief account of models of adaptation of OERs for different programmes more

  • Copyright in the ACEMaths project

    This short paper presents the thinking on copyright that informed the ACEMaths project when it started. more

  • One to Many: A Collective Approach to Adapting a Maths Module for a Variety of Programmes

    Paper presented by Tessa Welch and Ingrid Sapire to the TEP Consortium conference: 'Teacher development and institutional change in an evolving education context', 29 May 2007, Benoni more

  • A Review of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Movement: Achievements, Challenges and New Opportunities. Report to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

    In 2002 the Education Program of the Hewlett Foundation introduced a major component into its strategic plan "Using Information Technology to Increase Access to High Quality Educational Content". This review of the Open Educational Resources Movement begins with this plan as a baseline. more

  • Open Sourcing Education: Learning and Wisdom from iSummit 2007

    The purpose of this paper is to document the conversations that took place at the iSummit in Dubrovnik where a full track was dedicated to open education. The conversation started moving from things like content and repositories to a broader view that included all people, processes and resources that make up the open education ecosystem. Challenges focused more on use, users and usability;... more

  • 80 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools for Publishing and Development Initiatives

    This list includes 80 online resources that can be used to learn how to build or participate in a collaborative educational effort that focuses on publication and development of materials. Although some choices focus solely on publication, development, or tools used to accomplish either effort, some provide multifacited venues that offer communities a space to collaborate on one or all of... more

  • The Open University Open Content Initiative: Application to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

    This application for funding is a useful tool for other OER initiatives and also provides an overview of proposed rights licensing, institutional commitment and sustainability models. more

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