Working Group: Accessible OER (Open Educational Resources)

Open  Educational  Resources  (OER)  are  “learning,  teaching  and  research  materials  in  any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license, that permit no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation and redistribution by others”.

Recognizing the pivotal role that OER have, providing equally effective access for all learners to education, Mada has joined the  growing  worldwide OER movement and pledges as such to contribute to accelerate efforts promoting OER accessibility harnessing the power of inclusive ICTs so that educational resources are accessible for  everyone,  including  individuals  with  disabilities.

Mada offers a dedicated OER portal on OER Commons where accessible open educational resources are aggregated, curated and managed through  collections, and groups, and development tools. Mada puts its OER Hub available for all partners, especially from the education and higher education sectors, in Qatar and beyond, in order to access, use/reuse, create, and share accessible quality open educational resources. Mada puts also the know-how of this group’s activities for the community to advance research niches on accessible open educational resources, especially regarding the creation of accessible OER and OER delivery systems.

Coordinator: Dr. Mohamed Koutheair Khribi, Mada Center, Qatar

Last update: 20-April-2021