Other OER libraries and resources

Here is a collection of useful links to other open educational resources.

TESS-India: http://www.tess-india.edu.in/
OER in Language and literacy (elementary), English (elementary and secondary), maths (elementary and secondary), science (elementary and secondary) and school leadership. Short videos of classrooms (Hindi with English commentary) to demonstrate ten effective practices. 

OER Africa: http://www.oerafrica.org/
OER Africa provides access to information you will need to learn about and benefit from Open Educational Resources (OER).

OER Africa Teacher Education Network: http://www.oerafrica.org/teachered  
Resources from OER Africa which specifically target teacher education.

ACE Maths (OER Africa): http://www.oerafrica.org/african-teacher-education-oer-network-aten/acemaths
Primary and secondary maths resources to support teachers and teacher educators.

African Storybook project: http://www.africanstorybook.org/ 
Resources to support early literacy and reading. The repository provides open access to picture storybooks in the languages of Africa. Stories can be downloaded, adapted, translated and created. The aim is to provide reading materials for children that reflect the history and culture of the community in which they live. 

Commonwealth of Learning: http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2415  
The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. This link takes you to their OER resources on Education.

British Council: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/  
The United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. This link takes you to their English Language teaching resources.

IFADEM: http://www.ifadem.org/
Francophone initiative for long-distance teacher training.

OER4Schools in Africa: http://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/centres/archive/cce/initiatives/projects/oer4schools/
Interactive teaching with and without ICT in sub-Saharan Africa. The project is conducted in a North-South partnership between the CCE and institutions in Zambia. Key outputs include models for OER-Pedagogy-ICT adoption in poorly resourced educational systems, and guidance on implementing better learning environments.

African Virtual University: http://www.avu.org/avuweb/en/
The AVU is an intergovernmental organisation, supported by 14 countries in making resources available across Africa. This is to their OER repository which continues to be developed.

T-TEL Ghana: http://www.t-tel.org/
Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) in Ghana is a four-year government programme (2015–19) to support the implementation of the new policy framework for Pre-Tertiary Teacher Professional Development and Management. The website has resources on pedagogy, leadership and management, and teaching practice for a variety of different audiences.

OpenLearn: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ 
10% of the content of Open University distance learning courses is made available as OER. The material is organised into short courses and covers a huge range of subjects and audiences, at undergraduate and post-graduate level. It is published under a creative commons/share-a-alike/non-commercial license (the content cannot be used for commercial purposes).

Nolwazi (CoZa Cares Foundation): http://www.nolwazi.co.za/
CoZa Cares Foundation created a new digital library, Nolwazi. Nolwazi is a digital repository of OER aligned with the South African primary school and high school curriculum including subject research and lesson planning.

Compass: http://www.compass-project.eu/ 
This project worked in the period 2009–11 to provide teachers with rich tasks to develop interdisciplinary approaches that bring together mathematics and science. The materials support students in exploring meaningful problems in a European context in ways that develop their scientific problem solving and inquiry skills. 

ORBIT: The Open Resource Bank for Interactive Teaching (University of Cambridge/JISC): http://oer.educ.cam.ac.uk/wiki/ORBIT 
ORBIT shares existing expertise on teacher education and classroom teaching that supports active learning in mathematics and science. ORBIT is for HE teaching (PGCE), training schools and teacher mentors, as well as continuing professional development. 

Organisations and education reports

eLearning Africa: http://www.elearning-africa.com/
The key networking event for ICT-enhanced education and training in Africa.

Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa (DETA): http://www.deta.up.ac.za/
A unique platform to share knowledge and deliberate on educational issues.

International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET): http://icet4u.org/
ICET is an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) with consultative status with the UNESCO Economic and Social Council.  ICET activities include world and local assemblies for sharing knowledge, practice, resources, and expertise.

UNESCO Education for All, Global Monitoring Reports: http://en.unesco.org/gem-report/ 
The UNESCO Global Monitoring Reports (GMRs) report on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (2000–15), and from 2016, towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainable Development Goals: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals.html 
In 2015, the United Nations published the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 4 concerns Education.