Supporting higher education institutions across Africa

in the development and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) to enhance teaching and learning.
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Welcome to OER Africa

OER Africa is a ground-breaking initiative established by the South African Institute for Distance Education (Saide). We play a leading role in supporting higher education institutions across Africa in the development and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) to enhance teaching and learning. Read more

What's New

2016 Convening

OER Africa would like to thank all our institutional partners for their active participation during our 2016 Convening.  The Convening Report "The Role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Supporting Pedagogical Transformation Using a Participatory Action Research Agenda" is now available.

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Opening Up Education: A Support Framework for Higher Education Institutions

This report presents a support framework for higher education institutions (HEIs) to open up education. This framework proposes a wide definition of the term ‘open education’, which accommodates different uses, in order to promote transparency and a holistic approach to practice.

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Creative Commons Global Summit 2017

The Creative Commons Global Summit will be taking place in Toronto, Canada from 28 - 30 April 2017.

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OER Policy Development Toolkit for Higher Education

Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager , Open Education at BC Campus, and Daniel De Marte, Chief Academic Officer at Tidewater Community College have released an interactive toolkit to support institutions develop open policies. The toolkit is licensed CC BY and institutions are free to reuse it, remix it, revise it, and/or redistribute it.

 

Our Current Work

Transforming Pedagogy

We are taking the innovative approach of integrating a PAR agenda into each of our institutional engagements.

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Our Partners

We have selected institutional partnerships that represent a diversity of situations and approaches.

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Tools and Resources

Resources are currently being developed however you can browse and download our existing resources.

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Understanding OER

FAQs

Browse a list of FAQs on OER which will provide you with a quick and user-friendly introduction to OER and some of the key issues to think about when exploring how to use OER most effectively.

Our Networks