Open Educational Resources


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Сurrent state of advancement of OER in Kenya

The new publication released within the UNESCO IITE project on OER in non-English-speaking countries was intended to shed light on the current state of advancement of OER in Kenya. It provides a brief outline of Kenya’s national policies and...
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Open Educational Resources in Your Own Language, in Your Way

A policy brief “Open Educational Resources in Your Own Language, in Your Way” produced by the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)  in the framework of the project supported by the European Commission ...
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Technologies in Higher Education: Mapping the Terrain

Over a period of four years from 2010 to 2014, the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education has commissioned from international experts a series of policy briefs that — taken together — provide a comprehensive map of ...
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How Openness Impacts on Higher Education

As societies move towards increasing openness, higher education is also showing increasing interest in and commitment to releasing information and knowledge. This paper describes some of the common ways in which the term open is used and discussed...
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French version of the publication “OER in France” has been released

A new publication "Open Educational Resources in France: Overview, Perspectives and Recommendations" (authored by SophieTouzé, researcher of the University of Lyon) was released in the framework of the UNESCO IITE Project "Op...
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Open Educational Resources in France: Overview, Perspectives and Recommendations

A new publication "Open Educational Resources in France: Overview, Perspectives and Recommendations" (authored by SophieTouzé, researcher of the University of Lyon) was released in English and in French in the framework of the UNE...
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Guidelines for Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Education

Open educational resources (OER) are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared. These Guidelines outline key issues and make suggestions for integrating OER into higher education. Their purpose is...
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Open Educational Resources in Poland: Challenges and Opportunities

A new country report on Open Educational Resources in Poland has been published by UNESCO IITE. The authors Kamil Sliwowski and Karolina Grodecka describe the national educational policy and the structure of the recently reformed educational syste...
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Introduction to MOOCs: Avalanche, Illusion or Augmentation?

The New York Times labeled 2012 ‘The Year of the MOOC’. Less than 24 months after the launch of the first massive open online course (MOOC) at Stanford University and with potentially over 5 million students around the world now regist...
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Educational Portals and Open Educational Resources in the Russian Federation

A new survey “Educational Portals and Open Educational Resources in the Russian Federation” (authors: Alexey Sigalov and Alexey Skuratov) has been published by IITE. The book provides an up-to-date survey of the current level of develo...
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