Open Educational Resources for development

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EDUCAUSE recently published an article on seven things you need to know about Open Educational Resources. A nice reminder to highlight the importance of learning materials that are freely available for use, mixing and redistribution. This can include any educational material (textbooks, e-learning modules, course readers or other learning content).


For capacity building training institutes it might be useful to have access to these digital repositories. This blogpost sums up a series of important OER initiatives that can be consulted and where open educational resources can be downloaded for free.

Wikiedukator : turning the digital divide into digital dividens by given access to open content and networks

The wiki of the UNESCO OER community

OER Africa : building Africa education openess through OER

Zunia Knowledge exchange : Open Educational Resources for development professionals

MIT Open Courseware : more than 1900 courses available in different disciplines

Free Learning Resources from the Open University UK.

MERLOT : Multimedia educational resources for on-line learning and training.

Hewlett Foundation : open educational resources

Any other interesting initiatives that promote access to interesting digital open content, relevant in a development context ?

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