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Open Educational Resources (OER)
Reuse – copy verbatim // Redistribute – share with others // Revise – adapt and edit // Remix – combine with others  // Retain - make, own, and control copies
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Claire Adamson: What matters is government policy on creating local open educational resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are seen as a solution to the dire lack of access to quality education across the world, especially in Africa. Activity surrounding open licensing and open access to education content has increased exponentially since the term OER was coined in 2001, catalysed by strong advocates for open resource sharing, especially in Africa. However, a host of issues remain open for debate. How relevant are OER that have not been locally contextualised? Do OER solve the issues of making resources accessible to learners in remote, poorly connected areas? Can access to OER really contribute to quality learning? And how should governments develop OER policies?

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Laura Czerniewicz: Open Education - A Local Issue

"This video shows how open education matters by providing a local perspective on a global issue through three authentic disciplinary examples of multilingual resources at the University of Cape Town."

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Nicolas Guichon & Annick Rivens Mompean - From the development of online resources to their local appropriation: a case study

Nicolas Guichon & Annick Rivens Mompean - From the development of online resources to their local appropriation: a case study | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

Sharing resources questions the capacity of different institutions to collaborate in a meaningful way. Different steps in the sharing process are to be taken into account as we contend that teaching resources, despite their intrinsic qualities, can remain unexploited otherwise.

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