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Open Educational Resources & Open Access for South African School Teachers / Educators: Resources for Teachers

This is an introduction to Open Educational and Open Access resources for school teachers on the African continent

Various Types and Formats of Selected Open Educational Resources

There are a number of freely available open access dictionaries.

See below:  

Encyclopaedias / encyclopedias provide a broad introduction to a particular topic with further links and references to more specific information. 

Take a look at the following:

There is a significant number of quality open access journals covering various disciplines.

Take a look:

The following provide access to a number of open access textbooks and books covering various disciplines.  Please note there is very little African / South African content.

Take a look and see what you can potentially use:

The following sites contain excellent images which you may wish to incorporate into your lessons. Make sure that you check the conditions of use in terms of the Creative Commons License. 

South African Resources for Teachers

There is fairly limited African and  South African OER content, therefore, much of the content needs to be adapted and customised.  However, as the OER movement grows, so more relevant African and South African content will become available. 

The following sites provide a useful starting point for finding South Africa:

International Resources for Teachers

There is fairly limited African and  South African OER content, therefore, much of the content needs to be adapted and customised.  However, as the OER movement grows, so more relevant African and South African content will become available. 

The following international sites provide a useful starting point: