Open Educational Resources in South Africa

  • Tony MaysEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Educational Technology book series (LNET)


Open and distance learning has been long-established in South Africa and continues to grow. There is also growing interest and examples of online learning, which may or may not be offered by distance education providers. Learning resources are central to both forms of provision and so it seems logical that there should be extensive interest in working with Open Educational Resources (OER). However, while South Africa has been active in the OER arena, and while there are a variety of innovative examples of OER development and use, it would be true to say that engagement with OER is not yet a mainstream practice. This chapter explores some of the examples of OER use and identifies a number of supporting and inhibiting factors.


OER Open and distance and e-learning (ODeL) South Africa 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Unit for Distance Education, Faculty of EducationUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaRepublic of South Africa
  2. 2.University of PretoriaGroenkloof, PretoriaRepublic of South Africa
  3. 3.Unit for Distance Education, Faculty of EducationUniversity of PretoriaHatfieldRepublic of South Africa

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