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Web Strategies for the Curation and Discovery of Open Educational Resources

 For those receiving funding from the UK HEFCE-funded Open Educational Resource Programme (2009- 2012), the sustainability of project outputs was one of a number of essential goals. Our approach for the hosting and distribution of health and life science open educational resources (OER) was based on the utilisation of the WordPress.org blogging platform and search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques to curate content  and  widen discovery.This paper outlines the approaches taken and tools used at the time, and reflects upon the effectiveness  of web strategies several years post-funding.

OER Issues: Apples, Orchards and Infrastructure

This blog by Kenneth Green reflects on the 12th Annual Open Educational Resources conference held in Vancouver in late 2015.

Mkwawa University College of Education (MUCE) and University of Dar-es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania: Integrating OER into Teacher Development Programmes

This case study documents the background, process and outcomes of a collaboration between Mkwawa University College of Education, the University of Dar-es-Salaam and OER Africa in the period 2011 to 2014.

Lessons Learned About Coordinating Academic Partnerships from an International Network for Health Education

The authors present lessons learned from the African Health Open Educational Resources Network, a multicountry, multiorganizational partnership established in May 2008.

OER in Teacher Education: Reflections from the OER Africa Teacher Education Network

This document is the result of a discussion within the African Teacher Education Network of OER Africa on the status of OER integration into teacher education.

A Technical Mode for Sharing and Utilizing Open Educational Resources in Chinese Universities

In this study, a technical mode is proposed to collect the open educational resources from different sources on the Internet into a campus-network-based resource management system.

New Approaches to Openness - Beyond Open Educational Resources

This chapter begins by discussing the characteristics of social and participatory media and considers their implications for learning, teaching and research. The notion of openness is then considered and different facets of open practices across learning, teaching and research are considered.

Are Online Learners Frustrated with Collaborative Learning Experiences?

The purpose of this study was to characterize the feelings of frustration as a negative emotion among online learners engaged in online computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) experiences and, moreover, to identify the sources to which the learners attribute their frustration.

OER Adaptation and Reuse Across Cultural Contexts in Sub Saharan Africa: Lessons from TESSA (Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa)

Over a period of three years a number of International and African based institutions collaborated to design and create a set of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to support school based teacher education as part of the TESSA project. It is this process - supporting the user community to harness and integrate OERs for their own systems and cultur