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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.

Bridges to Practice. Guidebook 4: The Teaching/Learning Process

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“The Teaching/Learning Process” is the fourth guidebook of the series “Bridges to Practice”. This guide is divided into seven sections: the challenge of teaching adults with learning disabilities, creating an appropriate learning environment, making instructional adaptations and accommodations, two frameworks of appropriate instruction, collaborative teaching/tutoring, characteristics of appropriate instruction, systems and program change. Additionally, there are included two appendixes: characteristics of the strategies, instructional model and the role of phonological awareness in learning

Bridges to Practice. Guidebook 3: The Planning Process

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“The Planning Process” is the third guidebook of the series “Bridges to Practice”.

Bridges to Practice. Guidebook 2: The Assessment Process

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“The Assessment Practice” is the second guidebook of the series “Bridges to Practice”. This guide is based on the research made for literacy practitioners in order to serve adults with learning disabilities. Moreover, this particular guide is divided into four sections and each section describes: the steps in the assessment process, the issues related to a literacy programming providing screening, the differences in screening instruments, and how to promote programme and systems change related to services for adults with learning disabilities. (Adapted text from source: Overview of Guidebook 2

Bridges to Practice. Guidebook 1: Preparing to Serve Adults with Learning Disabilities

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“Preparing to Serve Adults with Learning Disabilities” is the first guidebook of the series “Bridges to Practice”. It is a research-based guide for literacy practitioners serving adults with learning disabilities that reflects best practices in working with persons with learning disabilities. This particular guidebook presents information about the definition, characteristics and consequences of learning disabilities, legal issues related to adults with learning disabilities, information about how to promote programme and systems change related to services for adults with learning disabilities