Learning materials

Guidelines for Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Education


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.

Understanding our Environment in Geography


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

Safety and Health in the Science Laboratory for Teachers


This free online course will help teachers of the Science subjects improve their knowledge and understanding of safety, health and welfare, particularly within the science laboratory.

Reusable Learning


This resource deals with digital learning resources, meaning all resources in digital format that are intended for use in learning.

Koffi…la rue…le Sida


Ce livret a été conçu comme support à des activités d’information et de sensibilisation dans le cadre d’un programme global d’éducation préventive sur le VIH/SIDA, et pour aider les enfants de la r

Exploring Children’s Rights. Nine Short Projects for Primary Level


This book has been written for teachers who are looking for tools to teach children’s rights to students at elementary and primary schools.

Guidelines for Library Services to Babies and Toddlers


These guidelines are focused on the library services to babies and toddlers, their families and supporting organisations dealing with early literacy and appropriate services for the very young.

Archives and Recordkeeping. A How-to Guide for Congregations and Conferences


The purpose of this material is to assist congregations in finding the best way to create and maintain records. It answers questions such as how long to keep various types of records.

Aboriginal Archives Guide


This booklet aims to promote the role of archives in meeting the administrative, educational, and cultural needs of Aboriginal communities, and to foster the establishment of archives in those comm

A Manual for Small Archives


"A Manual for Small Archives" is designed for persons who work in small archives, with limited access to training.