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Guidelines for Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Education

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Open educational resources (OER) are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified, and shared. These Guidelines outline key issues and make suggestions for integrating OER into higher education. Their purpose is to encourage decision makers in governments and institutions to invest in the systematic production, adaptation and use of OER and to bring them into the mainstream of higher education in order to improve the quality of curricula and teaching and to reduce costs.
Given the potential of OER to improve higher education systems, UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) have developed these Guidelines, after broad consultations with stakeholders in all regions of the world, to support governments, higher education institutions/providers, academic staff, student bodies and quality assurance/accreditation and recognition bodies.

WordPress - Blogging on the Web

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Blogs have become widespread on the Web. They allow individuals provide commentary or news on a particular subject, and they can also be used as more personal online diaries.

Workstation Ergonomics and Safe Use of Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

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It is important for those who spend long periods of time working with computers to know about workstation ergonomics, also known as DSE.

Using GMAIL

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This free online course uses the Web-based e-mail service from Google™ called Gmail™, (Google Mail in the UK and Germany), to introduce you to the basics of e-mail.

Understanding our Environment in Geography

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This free online environmental course explores a number of major global phenomena at play across the globe including deforestation, climate change and drought.

Statistics, Correlation and Regression in Mathematics

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This free online course is the first of our Upper-Secondary Mathematics suite of courses.

Speaking and Writing English Effectively

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"Speaking and Writing English Effectively" is an ideal course to enhance your English language abilities and is designed for proficient English speakers who would like to improve their speaking and

Social Networking and Viral Marketing Using Facebook

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Facebook is the leading social networking Web site with over 500 million users.

Shakespeare - His Life and Work

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This English course looks at the life and work of William Shakespeare, surely the greatest playwright of them all.

Sequences, Series and Equations in Mathematics

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This free online course is the second of our Upper-Secondary Mathematics suite of courses.