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Fostering Governmental Support for OER Internationally

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World OER Congress - Africa Forum

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Fostering Governmental Support for OER Internationally

  1. 1. Piloted in cooperation with OIF Creation of a strongand AUF community for the projectCapacity development of primary Promote OERs in Africaschool teachers teaching French Intensive training sessions areSeveral French speaking organized in the developmentcountries participate in the of resourcesinitiative Development of the resourcesSupport from governments on a WikiEducator platformEducational resources areavailable for free on Internet (CC http://wikieducator.org/FLOSS4EduLicense CC level 5)http://www.ifadem.org Jibril TOUZI - FLOSS4Edu Francophone - jtouzi@jtouzi.net
  2. 2. Why should governments and institutions harness OERs?• Opportunities of pedagogical innovation• Social inclusion and lifelong learning• Promote digital literacy in a knowledge society vested in ICT• Visibility to the institution• Better quality resources taking advantage of collaborative work• Better return on investment to public fundsCongrès mondial sur les REL 2012 - Forum africain – Prétoria, 21-22 février 2012
  3. 3. Critical success factors in OER• Good understanding of OERS by various institutions (governments, institutions, teachers, etc.)• Presence of a strong virtual community• Development of poles of expertise• Capacity development of the main institutions• Efficient technical platform that is easy to use• Recognize institutions that develop OERs, as well as their sustainability• Quality assurance of the resources produced Congrès mondial sur les REL 2012 - Forum africain – Prétoria, 21-22 février 2012
  4. 4. What can governments do?• Promote the benefits of OERs (show the example, e.g. School manuals are released as OERs)• Put in place policies and strategies to develop the use of OERs (time range, capacity development, gratification, etc.)• Put together the initiatives of institutions so that it can collaborate and that experiences are re-used• Finance start-ups of OER initiatives in institutions• Promote open standardsCongrès mondial sur les REL 2012 - Forum africain – Prétoria, 21-22 février 2012

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