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ABOUT THE CLOUD
A CURATED DATABASE AND REPOSITORY
The Cloud data includes searchable records of journal articles (eg. papers in periodicals), reports (eg. from government or industry), books or other items in any medium. These items are available either directly from the Cloud repository or by links to their sources. Through the Cloud, Athabasca University Library aims to be a repository for all data related to open educational resources and the source of electronic copies of many references.

The Cloud's documents will be of enduring value to the OER community of researchers and scholars, industry and government, writers, historians, journalists and informal learners. By providing free access to research initiatives, data and other information on all aspects of open educational resources, the OER Knowledge Cloud enhances research opportunities and access to knowledge, removing barriers, opening up scholarship and making research universally accessible.

The OER Knowledge Cloud was winner of a 2014 ACE Open Research Award, recognizing "excellence in research studies about open education and/or related areas... that help advance our understanding and demonstrate effectiveness related to challenges in discoverability, presentation, usability, accessibility or availability of OCW/OER."

The OER Knowledge Cloud is an initiative of UNESCO and Commonwealth of Learning, developed and supported by Athabasca University.

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CONTACT US

Editor, IRRODL
UNESCO/ICE Chair in OER
Applications of the Cloud and OER research: rory@athabascau.ca
Cloud Developer, Athabasca University
Technical support and membership inquiries: dwilton@athabascau.ca
RECENT NOTES

The ultimate guide to copyright, fair use, and Creative Commons for educators
July 6, 2020
This Edublogger resource, prepared by Kathleen Morris, Sue Waters, and Ronnie Burt, provides a comprehensive yet reader-friendly overview of copyright for educators: "Copyright is important for all teachers, students, and bloggers to know about. And it doesn’t have to be as complicated as you think. We’re here to break down the basics of copyright and other related topics like fair use, public domain, and Creative Commons." ...

Covid-19 crisis: UNESCO Call to support learning and knowledge sharing through open educational resources
May 5, 2020
In response to the massive disruption of education due to the Covid-19 pandemic affecting 1.57 billion learners in 191 countries, UNESCO has issued a Call to support learning and knowledge sharing through Open Educational Resources (OER) worldwide. Covid-19 UNESCO Statement: UNESCO joint statement on the use OER in the Covid-19 response UNESCO Global Education Coalition Covid-19 ...

Introducing UPEI's open education resource development program
April 9, 2020
UPEI’s Robertson Library, in partnership with the province and the UPEI Student Union, has created a program to support the creation, adaptation, or peer review of open education resources (OER) at UPEI to lower the cost of learning materials for ...

Discover the new CC Image Search
October 29, 2019
Try the new CC image search with over 300 million images from 19 collections and easier attribution: https://search.creativecommons.org

Colorado OER Annual Report
October 29, 2019
A new report titled “Colorado Rises: TransformingEducational Practices through Open Educational Resources”  highlights the need for wide-scale implementation of open educational resources (OER). In the first year of implementation, Colorado students are saving $3.4 million thanks to OER developed through the statewide grant program. ...