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ROER4D. Research on Open Educational Resources for Development Sub Project 1. Desktop Review: Sub-Saharan Africa

Saide and Saide's OER Africa Project team conducted a desk top literature review for the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development Project which was a four-year project funded by the IDRC.

ROER4D. OER Country Profile: South Africa

Saide and Saide's OER Africa Project team conducted a desk top literature review for the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development Project which was a four-year project funded by the IDRC.

ROER4D. OER Country Profile: Ghana

Saide and Saide's OER Africa Project team conducted a desk top literature review for the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development Project which was a four-year project funded by the IDRC.

ROER4D. OER Country Profile: Kenya

Saide and Saide's OER Africa Project team conducted a desk top literature review for the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development Project which was a four-year project funded by the IDRC.

Monitoring Progress on Open Education in Germany

The paper summarises the situation of OER in Germany. An analysis of the scope of acceptance, use and implementation of the concept in educational institutions and policy, as well as an overview of the major actors and initiatives in the field of OER is presented. In addition, considerations 
about the concept of Open Educational Practices (OEP) and possible benefits for educational institutions are suggested.
 

Open Educational Resources (OER): Guidance for Institutional Decision Makers in Developing an OER Strategy

In the hope of reducing ever-rising educational costs, more universities are turning to open educational resources (OER) as a means of minimizing the financial burden on students.

Federal pen Licensing Playbook

 Federal agencies are increasingly using open licensing to expand the impact and reach of their work, enable innovative use of federally-funded materials, and ensure that publicly funded resources are available to the public. We note shared practices and consideration s, common to the federal open licensing efforts thus far. This Playbook provides a practitioner's guide to using open licenses in the federal context, based on the shared experience.

Web Strategies for the Curation and Discovery of Open Educational Resources

 For those receiving funding from the UK HEFCE-funded Open Educational Resource Programme (2009- 2012), the sustainability of project outputs was one of a number of essential goals. Our approach for the hosting and distribution of health and life science open educational resources (OER) was based on the utilisation of the WordPress.org blogging platform and search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques to curate content  and  widen discovery.This paper outlines the approaches taken and tools used at the time, and reflects upon the effectiveness  of web strategies several years post-funding.

Open Educational Practices: Motivating Teachers to Use and Reuse Open Educational Resources

The paper presents the Open Educational Practices (OEP) initiative that was implemented in Greece, as part of the national strategy for digital educational content in primary and secondary education. It aimed at encouraging and motivating teachers to develop and share OEPs that draw upon the use and reuse of Open Educational Resources (OERs), found either at the Photodentro national content repositories for school education or elsewhere. A new Photodentro Repository for Open Educational Practices on resource-based learning was developed and used by teachers to host and share OEPs.

OER Hub Researcher Pack

This pack concentrates on the toolsthe OER Hub at the Open University in the UK has developed. If you are more interested in how to conduct open research, then we have produced an open course, available also as an open textbook: Open Research.