Open Educational Resources (OERs)


Open Educational Resources (OERs)

In this group we will discuss how the open educational resources can help increase collaboration among teachers about sharing of open resources and how the quality of teaching and learning can be improved. We would also discuss about Creative Commons licences and its applications to different kind of text, audio, video and other multimedia resources. We will also share links and information about where we can search for OERs.

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Creative commons example

MIT Open CourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare has been releasing its materials — web versions of virtually all MIT course content — under a CC BY-NC-SA license since 2004. Today, MIT OCW has over 2000 courses available freely and openly online for anyone, anywhere to adapt, translate, and redistribute. MIT OCW have been translated into at least 10 languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, French, German, Vietnamese, and Ukrainian. In 2011, MIT OCW celebrated its 10th anniversary, having reached 100 million individuals, and announced MITx, an initiative to provide certification for completion of its courses. The OpenCourseWare concept has now spread to hundreds of universities worldwide.

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow Cory Doctorow / Jonathan Worth / CC BY-SA Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow is a writer, blogger, and science fiction author with a vast amount of work under his name. As an early adopter of Creative Commons, Cory has produced many publications under CC licenses since 2003, including Little Brother under CC BY-NC-SA which spent 4 weeks on the NYTimes bestseller list. In Cory’s words, “I use CC for my speeches, for my articles and op-eds, and for articles and stories that I write for ‘straight’ magazines from Forbes to Radar. My co-editors and I use CC licenses for our popular blog, Boing Boing, one of the most widely read blogs in the world. These licenses have allowed my work to spread far and wide, into corners of the world I never could have reached.” Case Study: Cory Doctorow Commoner Letter: Cory Doctorow

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Comment by Dr Ramesh C Sharma on November 9, 2015 at 1:42pm

Education 2030 Framework includes OER

The sections of the Education 2030 Framework that cite OER are:

Target 4.3: By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.

Point 43. A well-established, properly regulated tertiary education system supported by technology, open educational resources and distance education can increase access, equity, quality and relevance, and can narrow the gap between what is taught at tertiary education institutions, including universities, and what economies and societies demand. The provision of tertiary education should be made progressively free, in line with existing international agreements.

The Education 2030 Framework for Action can be downloaded here:

Comment by Dr Ramesh C Sharma on October 26, 2015 at 1:02pm

Dear Friends

you will be happy to know that the Argentina Ministry of Education OER Portal has been added to the WSIS KC OER Community Directory of Global Initiatives. The Portal contains over eight thousand learning objects for primary and secondary schools which are are free, shareable and downloadable.

You may like to contact Ms. Cecilia Sagol ( for more information.

With best wishes


Comment by Fatima Korisha Ali Shah Hosein on September 6, 2015 at 1:26pm

Dear Ramesh and Companions

The State of the Commons presents very interesting numbers showing the impacts that the Creative Common License have in the world and it’s in constants change.

Best Regards

Fatima K. Hosein

Comment by Dr Ramesh C Sharma on May 16, 2015 at 9:54am

Dear Bladimir: sorry that the link did not work. Please use the link (as suggested by Lourdes)

According to their site: Translator is currently available in English, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin.



Comment by Lourdes Rodriguez Aguilera on May 14, 2015 at 2:48pm

Hi Dr. Sharma,

I agree. I think the Skype's real-time translator will provide significant contributions for teachers in different educational areas.



Comment by ITEN on May 14, 2015 at 1:49pm

Dear Ramesh,
This Link open a page, but we could not read anything about the article.

Comment by Dr Ramesh C Sharma on May 14, 2015 at 1:37pm

Skype's real-time translator is now available for everyone to try

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This development has great implications for teachers for collaboration and OER creation. 



Comment by Sonia Araceli Hernandez Acuna on May 12, 2015 at 1:13pm

Excellent information for the State of Commons.

Recently I found also open repositories developed by the Universidad Autónoma de México, also a directory for the Digital content they maintain for the different schools or departments.

I hope you find these interesting:



Objetos de aprendizaje lúdico:

IRESIE. BDs Educacion UNAM – Educación

Have a nice day, all.


Comment by ITEN on May 12, 2015 at 12:01pm

State of the Commons

Creative Commons licenses are the standard for sharing free content online for individual creators, governments, foundations, and academics. CC licenses have changed the way the internet works, providing a core function to some of the largest content platforms on the web. The result is greater access to knowledge and culture for everyone, everywhere.

Comment by Lourdes Rodriguez Aguilera on April 6, 2015 at 4:13pm

Great to know about the Educational Portal temoa !


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