[IAEP] OER University (was Fwd: [WikiEducator] UNESCO version ofthe press release)

Ian Thomson IanT at spc.int
Wed Feb 9 01:49:04 EST 2011

Did you see the press about the Virtual Africa University?
Very interesting as they have open resources in English, French and Portuguese. Great resources for students and teachers with OLPC and Internet


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 initiative. 

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 

Ian Thomson
ICT Outreach Section 
Economic Development Division
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
B.P. D5 - Noumea Cedex - 98848
New Caledonia

Phone +687-265419

Fax +687 26 38 18

-----Original Message-----
From: iaep-bounces at lists.sugarlabs.org [mailto:iaep-bounces at lists.sugarlabs.org] On Behalf Of Edward Cherlin
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 4:03 PM
To: iaep
Subject: [IAEP] OER University (was Fwd: [WikiEducator] UNESCO version ofthe press release)

FYI. Off-topic for OLPC, but still of interest to some, I think. I
will be a virtual attendee.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Wayne Mackintosh <mackintosh.wayne at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 14:13
Subject: [WikiEducator] UNESCO version of the press release
To: WikiEducator <wikieducator at googlegroups.com>,
wikieducator-teacher-collaboration-forum at googlegroups.com,
oer-university at googlegroups.com

Hi Everyone,

For you reference, here is the link to the UNESCO version of our joint
press release: Towards an OER university: Free learning for all
students worldwide.



Wayne Mackintosh, Ph.D.
Director OER Foundation
Director, International Centre for Open Education,
Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.
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