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OER Toolkits

OER Africa has prepared toolkits in which users can find a collection of relevant information, guides, and templates pertaining to OERs, particularly issues around using and adapting OER materials. The purpose of the toolkits is to support the development and production of open educational materials that can be integrated into high quality programmes of learning.

The following toolkits are currently available. Help us to build practical and up-to-date toolkits by sharing your comments, suggestions, and relevant resources on our feedback page.

This toolkit is aimed at higher education stakeholders who are working with Open Educational Resources (OER). It explains the notion of copyright and describes the different licensing options available to the author/creator of a work. Whether you are wanting to license your own work, or are tasked with clearing copyrighted documents, you will find comprehensive information about the basic concepts in copyright and licensing, the types of open licences that exist, and tools and techniques to provide support.

Course and materials design and development is a multi-layered, multi-faceted process. This Guide will help you to think about five questions in relation to a number of key issues – such as planning, content, context, learner support, structure, resources, learning, and assessment – in relation to course and materials design. The answers to the questions at the level of course design influence your answers in relation to materials design, and create a golden thread or a story-line between course and materials design and development. Whether you are designing learning materials for delivery in campus-based courses or fully online off-campus courses, or something in between, the broad design issues are similar.

The purpose of this toolkit is to help users to identify some of the policy implications of a decision to harness Open Education Resources (OERs). It is designed to help users to review their own institutional policy environment and where necessary institute policy changes that will facilitate collaboration and the development and sharing of OERs

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