Useful OER websites

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Useful Open Educational Resources (OER) websites from India

  1. National Repository for Open Educational Resources (NROER) is a CIET, NCERT initiative to provide OER for school education in India across all classes, all subjects and in all languages which serve as medium of instruction
  2. Open Educational Resources for Schools project of Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL) and Indian Consortium for Educational Transformation (I-CONSENT) aims to provide educational resources for teaching and learning Science and Math, for Grades 1 to 10, including teaching resources include conceptual discussion, teaching aids, activity/experiment/projects, pedagogic guidelines, research and innovations and assessments. Student resources include content enrichment, puzzles, games and activities, experiments and projects, and quizzes etc.
  3. National Program on Technology Enabled Learning (NPTEL) is a MHRD project carried out by seven IITs, the IISc, and other Indian public academic institutions has videos of lectures as well as on-line courses for self learning
  4. [e-Gyankosh initiative of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has provided OER resources for hundreds of its courses

Useful Open Educational Resources (OER) websites from outside India

  1. Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) is an innovative approach to improving the quality of, and extending access to, teacher education in Sub-Saharan Africa. TESSA was founded in 2005, to serve the key objectives- Create a network of African universities with the help from The Open University, UK and other international organizations, to focus on the education and training needs of K-12 teachers in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2. Support the exploration and development of in-school methods of teacher training, 3. Design and build a multi-language repository of OER for teacher educators and teachers, in the region. The TESSA network is active in more than 13 educational institutions across 12 African countries. More than 700 African teacher educators have participated in the TESSA process including authoring and adapting the core TESSA study units. The Tessa project has several similarities with the KOER project.
  2. Khan Academy videos provides a library of more than 4100 educational videos which are available in more than 30 languages covering thousands of topics for K-12 and higher education
  3. OER Commons provides a library of 46,000 educational modules for K-12 and higher education, from more than 500 major content providers
  4. Curriki is a free community that provides OER for K-12. These resources are contributed by members of Curriki community including educators, partners and parents from 193 countries and are peer-reviewed

2012 Paris OER Declaration approved at the World OER Congress, made recommendations to governments worldwide to adopt OER policies and also urged them to openly license publicly funded educational material