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OER Foundation’s open digital infrastructure powers the Pacific Partnership’s open online courses

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) commissioned the OER Foundation (OERF) to deploy its open digital infrastructure to host a growing inventory of OER-enabled online courses for the Pacific Partnership for Open, Distance and Flexible Learning, thereby  providing an innovative and low-cost solution to widening access to the professional development of thousands of teachers.


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Samoan Ministry of Education implements the OER Foundation’s FOSS Digital Learning Ecosystem

During 2022, the OER Foundation supported capacity development of staff at the Samoan Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (MESC) to establish and maintain their own instance of the OER Foundation’s award winning Free and Open Source (FOSS) Digital Learning Ecosystem (FOSSDLE) which was showcased at the launch of the MESC innovative Lifelong Learning Lab (MiLLL), the Soifua A’oa’oina, on 30 June 2022 at the MESC Headquarters.

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French adaptation of OERu course builds technical capability for OER capacity development in multiple languages

The OER Foundation contributed to an initiative led by the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) in partnership with UNESCO and L’Université Numérique (The Digital University in France) to adapt the OERu’s Open education, copyright, and open licensing in a digital world (LiDA103) micro-course into French to support capacity development in OER for Francophone countries.


OER Foundation demonstrates an innovative and low cost cloud hosting solution for OER-enabled online courses in the Pacific

The OER Foundation implemented its digital learning ecosystem in the Pacific region using cloud hosting services which cost only US$46 per month for the Commonwealth of Learning. Data generated from the inaugural Digital skills for OER Sharing course offered to 1540 Pacific school teachers indicates that the same infrastructure can support 10,000 learners, thus demonstrating the cost efficiencies Pacific nations can achieve by adopting cloud-based, Free and Open Source Software solutions.


Open infrastructure award for OER Foundation’s FOSS digital learning ecosystem

As a recipient of a 2021 Open Infrastructure Award for Excellence from Open Education Global, the OER Foundation has achieved international recognition for its Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) digital learning ecosystem.

The OER Foundation’s digital  learning ecosystem was recognised for the Open Infrastructure Award because it is:

  1. scalable 
  2. cost effective 
  3. innovative
  4. designed for collaboration 
  5. suitable for use in developing countries