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The author is a researcher with a focus on digital learning. In his blog article he has a critical look at Open Educational Resources and tries to answer the following questions: What are OERs good for? When are they a good thing? Could they be a bad thing? Whom do they serve? [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

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 [...]

Brazil; international
The Brazilian Initiative for Open Education brings together productions and projects from the UNESCO Chair for Distance Education and the Educadigital Institute, which promote the issue of Open Education in Brazil. The website provides academic research, publications, production of resources and repositories, as well as face-to-face and distance training courses. All of this [...]

Africa; Africa South of the Sahara; international
The "Association for the Promotion of African OER" was founded in 2009. It provides information about OER in Africa including links to various projects, OER materials, courses, software, etc. Some of the resources are sorted by language (francophone, anglophone, lusophone) or as pan-African. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Since May 2017, the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) also has a Learning Analytics Cluster. Under the tag "Learning Analytics" you will find news about the Cluster, as well as publications (studies, reports, presentations - sometimes linked in the news text). [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

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 [...]

The Distance Education Council (DEC) shall function to strive for coordinated development of learner-centric open and distance learning (ODL) systems and ensure high quality of education. Therefore it provides development funding to open universities and distance education institutions and an information base of all the Open and Distance Learning Institutes of the country. [...]

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: [...]

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; 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; 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]

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 [...]

international; Argentina; Australia; Brazil; Canada; Chile; Colombia; Czech Republic; Finland; India; Italy; Italy; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Poland; South Africa, Republic; Republic of Korea; Africa South of the Sahara; United Kingdom; United States
The Creative Commons Website provides a long list of websites where you can search for OER. For each platform, you will find an explanation where and how to search for OER. The platforms are sorted by resource types, for example search for photos, images, audio, video, search for educational content, for tutorials, webinars and much more. [Abstract: Editors of Education [...]

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 [...]

The website provides information on the centre\'s past OER activities between 2007 and 2014. It provides information and access especially on two studies conducted by the centre in 2007 and 2012. The 2007 CERI project aimed at analysing "the scale and scope of initiatives regarding \'open educational resources\' (OER) in terms of their purpose, content, and funding." In 2012, [...]

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