OER LogoIAU has received agreement of funding from the UNESCO Participation Programme 2012/2013 for the organisation of a Validation Workshop which is the first phase of its new Open Educational Resources (OER) project.
The IAU OER project aims to train and support academic librarians to be able to identify, inform, and train the academic community in the use, re-use and production of OER. It is based on IAU's assumption that librarians are the missing link of a greater and better use, reuse, and production of OER worldwide.
With a focus on Africa, the workshop aims to validate IAU's assumption and propose a way forward from the IAU OER Project Concept Note, as well as to raise awareness among academic librarians in the region of OER and the possible roles that librarians can play in their development. To take place in 2013, it is planned to be organised in collaboration with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt and the Association of African Universities (AAU), Ghana, both organisations being IAU Members. Contact: Amanda Sudic or Isabelle Turmaine.