5. global oer - Prof. Dr. Saramma Mathew

Global efforts of Open
Education Resources
Dr.Saramma Mathew
Global efforts of Open Education
OpenCourseWare Consortium.
• The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a
collaboration of more than 200 higher
education institutions
The mission of the OpenCourseWare
Consortium is to advance education
and empower people worldwide through
MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW)
(MIT) put all of the educational materials
from its undergraduate- and graduatelevel courses online, partly free and
openly available to anyone, anywhere.
MIT OpenCourseWare is a large-scale,
web-based publication of MIT course
UNESCO support for OER
• UNESCO hosts the Open Training Platform,
• a comprehensive database of more than
10,000 OERs designed to facilitate teaching,
learning, and research.
• Developed by UNESCO’sCommunication and
Information Sector, provides a central access
point for capacity building in a wide variety of
Intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads
of Government to encourage the development and sharing of
open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and
technologies. COL is helping developing nations improve access to
quality education and training.
Commonwealth Educational Media
Centre for Asia
• CEMCA fully aligns itself with the COL
• , CEMCA is developing a new pedagogical
model to help the National Institute of
Open Schooling in India
• CEMCA is promoting information and
communication technology (ICT) training
for teacher educators
Commonwealth Educational Media
Centre for Asia
• CEMCA publishes a quarterly
newsletter, EduComm Asia,
• produces knowledge resources on
various applications of ICT in education.
• CEMCA provides fellowships,
attachment and internship opportunities
to young and middle-level professionals
Importance for learners and teachers
• Increased availability of high quality,
relevant, need‐targeted learning materials
• contribute to more productive learners
and faculty members.
OER removes restrictions around
copying resources,
• reduces the cost of accessing
educational materials.
Importance for learners and teachers
• Supports curriculum development
• Attracts quality staff and students
• Enables prospective students to explore
the curriculum when choosing a course
Importance for learners and teachers
• Shares best practice internationally
• Allows for peer review
• Maximises the use and increases
availability of educational materials
• Raises standard of educational
resources by gathering more

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