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 Regional Consultations

Saide's OER Africa Project was recently represented by Jenny Glennie and Catherine Ngugi at the African regional consultation in preparation for the 2nd World OER Congress. Our full report on the event is now available. Jenny Glennie and Neil Butcher will be representing OER Africa at the 2nd World OER Congress in September 2017.

OER: Removing Barriers from Within

 

 

In this recent article by Sanjaya Mishra of the Commonwealth of Learning, he discusses licensing options as well as the 5R framework (reuse, revise, remix, redistribute and retain).

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.

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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.

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