[AfrICANN-discuss] [***SPAM***] OER@AVU

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Fri Feb 4 22:51:14 SAST 2011

On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 1:00 PM,
<kodion at gmail.com<http://mc/compose?to=kodion@gmail.com>
> wrote:

Dear All,

I am writing to inform you that the African Virtual University (AVU) has
launched its OER interactive portal http://oer.avu.org/  . The portal named
*OER at AVU* is available in 3 languages: English, French and Portuguese. The
portal is expected to host some 219 commissioned AVU courses: mathematics,
physics, biology, chemistry, teacher education professional courses, and ICT
in education. More than 100 videos will be available as well. We are still
uploading the resources.

We are proud to see Africa contribute to global knowledge and would like to
thank the African Development Bank who believed in AVU and who funded this

Please spread the news in your network.

Best regards,



Bakary Diallo, Ph.D

Rector/ Recteur

African Virtual University/Université Virtuelle Africaine

Cape Office Park (opp. Yaya Center)
Ring Road, Kilimani
PO Box 25405 - 00603
Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel    : +254 20 2528333
          +254 20 3861458 / +254 20 3861459
          +254 722 205883 / +254 733 624412
Fax:    +254 20 3861460

Email: bdiallo at avu.org <http://mc/compose?to=bdiallo@avu.org>



*From:* Wayne Mackintosh
[mailto:mackintosh.wayne at gmail.com<http://mc/compose?to=mackintosh.wayne@gmail.com>]

*Sent:* 02 February 2011 12:40
*To:* oer-forum at lists.esn.org.za<http://mc/compose?to=oer-forum@lists.esn.org.za>
*Subject:* [OER] Towards and OER university -- International open planning
meeting 23 Feb and pre-meeting seminar.

Hi Everyone,

The OER unversity concept aims to aims to provide free learning for all
students worldwide. We need your help in co-designing these futures.

*Open international planning meeting for the OER university *

The OER Foundation is hosting an open international planning meeting for the
OER for assessment and credit for students
scheduled for 23 February 2011 (New Zealand time).*  *UNESCO is sponsoring a
live web steam of this open strategic meeting on the internet to enable
virtual participation by education leaders and interested persons around the

You can register remote participation on this wiki

Pre meeting seminar*

BCcampus <http://wikieducator.org/BCcampus/Case_study>, an international
leader in the implementation of OER in post-secondary education and founding
member of the OER Foundation is hosting the pre-meeting SCOPE seminar for
the OER university
concept<http://scope.bccampus.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=8738>from 16
February to 2 March 2011.

The first week of this seminar, is intended to generate discussion and input
on the context, problem, concept, partners, and objectives of an
OERuniversity. The outputs of this seminar will provide inputs into
the open planning meeting of 23 February 2011.  The second week
the meeting will provide an opportunity for summary, follow-on discussions,
and recommendations for the way forward.

Paul Stacy will facilitate the OER university seminar and present the
outputs of the first week during the inaugural planning meeting.

2011 will be a quantum shift year for the mainstream adoption of OER in
formal education. Working together, we can make OER futures happen.

Wayne Mackintosh <http://wikieducator.org/User:Mackiwg>, Ph.D.
Director OER Foundation <http://www.oerfoundation.org/>
Director, International Centre for Open Education,
Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.
Founder and elected Community Council Member,
Mobile +64 21 2436 380
Skype: WGMNZ1
Twitter <http://twitter.com/#%21/Mackiwg> |
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