OER Africa is an innovative initiative established by the South African Institute for Distance Education (Saide) to play a leading role in driving the development and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) across all education sectors on the African continent. Established in 1992, Saide's mission is to increase equitable and meaningful access to knowledge, skills and learning across the African continent, through the adoption of open learning principles and distance education strategies. Saide's recently launched OER Africa initiative brings together all of its OER related activities under a common conceptual framework. Saide is - through its OER Africa initiative - providing a unique opportunity to deploy African expertise to harness the concept of OER to the benefit of education systems on the continent and around the world.
University of Michigan
The University of Michigan (U-M) has a strong tradition of leadership in health science education. The University of Michigan established the first school of scientific medicine on the western frontier in 1850, and quickly became a leading producer of both practitioners and faculty members for other medical schools. Other health sciences programmes were established in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century, leading to the University's current complement of programmes in Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Kinesiology and Social Work. U-M's health professions schools are deeply involved in issues of global health. Building on that legacy and investment, in 2008 U-M launched the university-wide Centre for Global Health, which includes open educational resources activities. Across the university, there is strong investment in partnerships with African institutions.
U-M has one of the strongest collections of health sciences education programmes, deep engagement in cutting-edge informational and educational technologies, and a vision for global service. Open.Michigan is a University of Michigan initiative that enables faculty, students, and others to share their educational resources and research with the global learning community.
A part of content on this page has been adapted from "Growing an Institutional Health OER Initiative: A Case Study of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology", by Kathleen Ludewig Omollo, published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)