This is a short course on Open Educational Resources (OER). It will take about 2 hours to complete. We recommend this course to initiate anyone to the world of OER. It provides several links to other resources that learners can pursue for in-depth knowledge of the field.
This book, drawing on 15 case studies contributed by 29 OER researchers and policy-makers from 15 countries across six continents, examines the implementation of the pivotal declaration through the thematic lenses of policy, costs and transformation. The case studies provide a detailed picture of... read more
The Technology-Enabled Learning Implementation Handbook has been developed to assist educational institutions in adopting appropriate policies, strengthening technology infrastructure, building the capacities of teachers, helping learners to take advantage of the available technology and open... read more
This guide aims to clarify the virtual university concept for policy-makers and provides a conceptual framework to establish virtual university. Information was gathered from a review of literature and an examination of online university websites in a variety of countries, but with a particular... read more
This how to guide has been developed to assist teachers, teaching support personnel and educational technology administrators to: understand the value of open education, OER and open textbooks for teaching and learning; appreciate the potential value of developing an open textbook platform; select... read more
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have emerged as an educational innovation with the potential to increase access to and improve the quality of education. Different stakeholders in education view MOOCs from different perspectives. However, there are common questions related to the quality of... read more
This perspective series describes the movement in detail, providing readers with insight into OER’s significant benefits, its theory and practice, and its achievements and challenges. The 16 chapters, written by some of the leading international experts on the subject, are organised into four parts... read more
COL and UNESCO embarked on this initiative that was aimed to encourage more governments to adopt policies that include OER. This initiative seeks to advance the ideal of making educational resources developed with public funds freely available for re-use and re-purposing. The key event -... read more
A study and compilation of eLearning country profiles of Commonwealth Asian countries.The findings indicate that the implementation of eLearning in Commonwealth Asian countries is an increasing trend. Though institutions are facing different challenges, the enthusiasm among the faculty and staff is... read more
These Guidelines outline key issues and make suggestions for integrating OER into higher education. Their purpose is to encourage decision makers in governments and institutions to invest in the systematic production, adaptation and use of OER and to bring them into the mainstream of higher... read more