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Free keyword: Open Educational Resources (OER)

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Europe; Netherlands; Germany; Croatia; United Kingdom
The aim of the project is to co-create, implement and share innovative pedagogies and aligned assessment for relevant and inclusive digital education in order to deal with the COVID-19 induced and similar crises and to support meaningful digital transformation of Higher Education. The Faculty of Organization and Informatics at the University of Zagreb is coordinating this [...]

The OPEN GAME project (Promoting Open Education through Gamification) aims to contribute to the uptake of Open Education Resources and Open Education Practices among educators in Higher Education in an innovative and motivating way, through the developing of a gamified and situated learning experience on Open Education. The project is promoted by the Europeen Commission.

The study presents examples of positive initiatives and changes in education originated as a reaction to the closure of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and which are part of what is known as Open Educational Practices and Open Educational Resources.The aim of analysis is to gather information about the most interesting and influential Open Education initiatives [...]

The Open University of Japan (OUJ) was founded in 1983 by the Open University of Japan Foundation, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. It is an accredited educational institution open to all the people in Japan. OUJ utilizes broadcasting media and other means for [...]

Austria; Austria
Articles and educational resources of authors who are members of Graz University of Technology and who are available for use under Creative Commons licenses are collected in this repository.

Open Education Austria is a collaborative initiative among Austrian universities to develop a national infrastructure for creating, discovering, and sharing open educational resources (OER). With Open Education Austria, the libraries, e-learning centres, and central computing services of our partnering universities will join forces for the first time to support grassroots [...]

"Opening up Slovenia" is a bottom-up created and top-down supported new and innovative initiative in which Slovenia as a first European member state will attempt to create a unique nationwide research environment in open education.

United States
The platform contains free and open workforce training materials for 21st century employment in the United States of America.

The heart of the hub is the Open Education Policy Registry, an evolving database which collects and classifies Open Education Policy documents from all educational sectors and levels of governance around the world. The OE Hub is a project by the OER World Map.

Interview of OERinfo with Mostafa Kamal, Bangladesh Open University, about the challenges of education in Bangladesh. Open Educational Resources (OER) are important for accessibility to education.

The organisation Open Education Global was created in 2008 under the name of "OpenCourseWare Consortium". It then had a focus on courses and course material that is freely accessible. Starting in 2014, the organisation changed its goals and began focussing on Open Education in general. OEG has more than 200 member institutions worldwide. Its website provides information on [...]

Interview of OERinfo with Professor Tsuneo Yamada of the Open University of Japan on Open Education. In Japan awareness to OER is not high. MOOCS on the other hand play an important role in the discussion.

KlasCement is a very successful Belgian online platform where teachers share free learning resources. The content is also available in English.

United States; United States
City Tech’s OpenLab is an open-source digital platform where students, faculty, and staff can meet to learn, work, and share their ideas. Its goals are to support teaching and learning, enable connection and collaboration, and strengthen the intellectual and social life of the college community.

OERinfo talks to Ilmari Jauhiainen, Senior Planning Offices at the Ferderation of Finnish Learned Societies, about Open Education and OER in Finnland.

The Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) is conducting a global survey of OER ahead of the 2nd World OER Congress. The responses will be part of a consolidated global report on the status of OER to be made available at the 2nd World OER Congress in September 2017. The expected outcomes of this study are to identify the current status of implementation of the recommendations made at [...]

The Open Education Research Hub (OER Hub) is a team of scientists who do research on the impact of open educational resources (OER) on teaching and learning practices. The website offers information about current projects, provides research outputs as publications, reports, presentations, infographics and datasets. It also links to online courses which are open entry. Via a [...]

[Please note: The project ended in April 2022. Nevertheless, the platform OERinfo plans to integrate the OER World Map into its website. Information only in German].The OER World Map provides information on organisations, services, persons, projects, events, and stories with regard to Open Educational Resources (OER). The simple search can be used with filters for type of [...]

international; Africa South of the Sahara
This African OER project was run by the African Virtual University in cooperation with 12 African partner universities. It went online in January 2011 and provides more than 200 modules for mathematics, chemistry, bilogy, physics, as well as teacher education courses on the use of ICT and copyright questions. [Source: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Europe; international
Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to search for keywords in the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL) directly. When you use the portal search, you will also get results from other journals. But if you browse in EURODL direcly, you may nevertheless find interesting article on Open Educational Resources (OER). [Source: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Arab States; international; United States
This OER platform is run by US-American research institute ISKME. It provides Open Educational Resources for different subjects and levels. These OERs are provided by different educational institutions. The website also offers an online training for teachers on how to use OERs effectively, special OERs in Arabic as well as suport in creating your own OER website. [Source: [...]

The author is a PhD student in Education studies, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK). His focus is on E-Learning and Digital Cultures. In his article, he discusses several critical points about the OER movement. Paragraphs: * Introduction * An under-theorisation of the notions of ‘openness’ and ‘freedom’ * The rejection and privileging of [...]

United Kingdom
"This infokit includes information about the three year UK Open Educational Resources Programme (UKOER) (2009 - 2012) and offers links to a wide range of resources which describe the outcomes (lessons learned) and outputs (reports, guidance materials and toolkits) that emerged." [Source: Site editor’s information]

international; Poland; Brazil; United Kingdom; China; Africa South of the Sahara; Netherlands; Slovenia; Japan; Latin America; Russian Federation; Mauritius
While the World OER Congress invites government officials, the "Open Seminar and Exhibition" , that takes place at the same time, invites NGOs and individual experts and researchers worldwide to discuss the topic. The website offers their presentations as fulltext documents, as well as background information on the presnters. [Source: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Europe; Latin America
"The project intends to foster the adoption and pilot of open educational practices (OEP), and open educational resources (OER) in Latin America as a bottom-up approach to develop a common Higher Education Area. (...) The OportUnidad project is co-funded with support by the European Commission under the EuropeAidALFA III Programme." One of the main results is the trilingual [...]

Latin America; Mexico; Bahamas; Barbados; Guyana; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Haiti; Jamaica; Suriname; Peru; Venezuela; Costa Rica; Argentina; Brazil; Nicaragua; Guatemala; Guatemala; Panama; Bolivia; Colombia; Chile
Latin America Learning was a project of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Michigan State University. You can browse for OER resources and projects by country, region or topic. You will also find information on research activities as well as further news. [Source: Editors of Education Worldwide]

international; New Zealand; Australia; Canada
The OER Foundation was created by institutions / universities in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Nevertheless, it aims at at international network and membership. The Foundation runs several projects, among which for example the creation of an OER University, the portals WikiEducator oder dem Portal or Learning4Content. All projects provide either OERs or information and [...]

"The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government [UK and former British Colonies] to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies." Following this aim, the promotion of OERs is part of COL\'s policy. You will find their official position on [...]

Francophone Countries; France
In this article of 2009, the blog author Jean-Marie Gilliot gives a short overview over francophone information and projects in terms of OER. Gilliot is a researcher at Telecom Bretagne, a Grande École (specialised university) and research centre for engineering. [Source: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Europe; international
[As the original website is offline, the link provided here leads you to the webarchive and is a copy as of 27.03.2014 of the original website. Therefore, some links on the website might not work anymore.] OPAL (2010-2011) was an initiative by different European universities and organisations to promote quality and best practice among OER initiatives. The website offered [...]

Africa South of the Sahara
TESSA is a pan- Africa (hitherto mainly anglophone countries) project for the creation and dissemination of OER in Africa. TESSA also does research, studies, workshops and more to integrate OER into teaching, to educate teachers in the use of OER etc. The website offers the OER resources as such (in English, French, Arabic, and Swahili), as well as fulltext documents on [...]

The website brought together international researchers and educators to discuss OER topics. OLnet provided fulltext documents and information on research, projects and news concerning OER topics. Furthermore, you could find links to OER plattforms and tools. OLnet was supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation from 2009-2012. It is run by the Open University, UK [...]

Armenia; Belarus; Kazakhstan; Moldova; Russian Federation; Ukraine; Uzebekistan
This website offers Open Educational Resources from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The OERs are meant to be "mainly for primary and secondary school teachers and pupils, students of technical and vocational schools and universities, teaching staff and academics." Normally, OERs will be in the language of the providing country. The browsing has a subject filter, [...]

Asia; Bhutan; Cambodia; China; Indonesia; Laos; Mongolia; Pakistan; Philippines; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Vietnam
OER Asia brings together experts on OER from different Asian countries. The website offers broad information and resources on OER in Asia. You will find news and information on conferences, papers, articles, presentations, studies, all of them as fulltext documents. The link to the e-book "Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective" on this website is wrong. Please find [...]

international; Latin America; Chile; Europe; Spain; United Kingdom; Brazil; United Kingdom; Netherlands
temoa was a project run by the Center for Innovation in Technology and Education (Innov@TE) at the University Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. In July 2015, an article was published about the project. The website offers OER-Resources from institutions worldwide, with a focus on resources from Spain, but also other European countries, not so much Latin American countries. You [...]

Brazil; international
Website of the Unesco Chair for Distance Education at the Universidade de Brasília. The chair focusses on open education. Its website provides information on OER projects in Brazil, a "Caderno REA para professores", a guide for teachers on OER, news and some tutorials on how to use open software. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Brazil; international
[Project ended. For final information please visit This website offered a very well-arranged overview over Brazilian OER projects, worldwide OER projects, legislations / legislative projects on OER in Brazil, literature and guides on OER as well as OER in the media. [Source: Editors of Education Worldwide]

" (...) the Open Educational Resources in Europe (OEREU) project will provide a critical assessment of OER initiatives and practices in Europe, develop sector-specific foresight scenarios to illustrate the benefits, carry out a representative survey on the use of OER, identify challenges across all sectors and, jointly with stakeholders, develop, discuss and propose [...]

"OLCOS, the Open eLearning Content Observatory Services project (1/2006-12/2007) is co-funded under the European Union’s eLearning Programme and aims at building an (online) information and observation centre for promoting the concept, production and usage of open educational resources, in particular, open digital educational content (ODEC) in Europe." Results of the [...]

Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Moldova; China; Russian Federation; United Kingdom; Turkey; Latvia; Ukraine
The workshop, which took place in Moscow from 31 May to 01 June 2011, mainly assembled participants from East European countries. The website offers access totheir presentations. One important topic is the situation of OER in their respective countries. [Source: Editors of Education Worldwide]

The author Jian Yimin gives a short overview over Chinese OER movement and politics since 2003. When the text was written (2010), Jia Yimin was a lecturer and researcher of educational technology in the Future Education Research Centre at the South China Normal University. [Source: Site editor’s information supplement by editors of Education Worldwide]

LRE offers learning resources for schools from different European countries and 53 institutions. You will find audio, video, pictures, texts, glossaries, courses, presentations, exercises and much more. The search can be specified by language, subject, provider and later filtered by max./min. age and resource type. You can also search via tagcloud. Please note that for some [...]

[This website has become an archived site. For new content please visit the new website under]. OpenCourseWare Consortium is a community of more than 200 institutions of higher education and associated organisations that aim at promoting courses and course material that is freely accessible online. The website offers a search over more than 6,000 courses [...]

international; United States
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is considered to be one of the pioneers of the Open Courseware / Open Educational Resources Movement. Since 2002, it publishes all of its courseware online and freely accessible. You can search courses by topic, course number or Department. There is one restriction, however, concerning the acquisition of the course literature. [...]

The Cape Town Open Education Declaration was based on a meeting of international, leading personalities in the field of Open Education. The meeting was organised by the Open Society Institute and the Shuttleworth Foundation in 2007 in Cape Town. The declaration calls upon actors in politics, education, publishing, research and others to engage in the promotion of freely [...]

United Kingdom; United States; international
Share My Lesson is a place where educators can come together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Developed by teachers for teachers, this free platform gives access to high-quality teaching resources and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other. Share My Lesson has a significant resource bank for [...]

Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows for free use, adaptation, and distribution. UNESCO supports the OER movement by developing a new, innovative OER Platform which will offer selected UNESCO publications as OERs and allow communities of practice [...]

zebis is the education server for central Switzerland and the canton Wallis. It promotes the publication of open educational resources and supports teachers and schools with curriculum-orientated teaching materials, topical dossiers, job adds, edcuational news, information from the cantons and links to authorities and institutions.

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