The Development Gateway Open Educational Resources (OER) dgCommunity drives a Community Awareness & Sensitization project focusing on the use of Open Education Resources in Developing Countries. The dgCommunity has just released a free OER Introduction Booklet and are planning to offer free Webinars introducing the concept of Open Educational Resources and its potential to serve Education and Development programmes and practitioners.
The first two sessions will happen on Monday December 3, 2007 – 8 am Washington DC time and Friday December 14, 2007 – 8 am Washington DC time.
The Booklet and the Webinar both provide:
- a definition of Open Educational Resources,
- an introduction to Open licenses and Standards,
- an introduction to the Production and Distribution of OER,
- a list of OER content repositories, search engines and projects.
This project directly serves the OER dgCommunity main objective, which is to sensitize Development practitioners and citizens to Open Educational Resources, for the benefit of all. The Booklet and the Webinar are also to be considered as gateways for beginners to major OER projects, content repositories and search engines. An important part of its content introduces third part initiatives and portals in the domain of Open Education.
Click here to download the BETA version of the OER Introduction Booklet
Click here to subscribe to the OER Introduction Webinars
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