5. global oer - Prof. Dr. Saramma Mathew

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Global efforts of Open
Education Resources
Dr.Saramma Mathew
Global efforts of Open Education
Resources
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
opencourseware.
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
materials.
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
disciplines.
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
programme,
• , 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
contributors

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