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Nigeria - Embracing the Philosophy of Open Educational Resources

UNESCO is fully engaged in the European Year for Development 2015 (EYD 2015). During February, the EYD focus will be on education in development. The UNESCO Liaison Office has collected human-centered stories which showcase UNESCO’s successful programmes in the field of education.

Our second story has been posted this morning. You can read the introduction of the story below or you can access the full story by visiting the UNESCO page on the EYD2015 website: https://europa.eu/eyd2015/en/unesco/stories/embracing-philosophy-open-educational-resources.

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Embracing the Philosophy of Open Educational Resources

Dr. Jane-Frances Agbu is the Head of the newly created Open Educational Resources – Massive Open Online Courses (OER-MOOC) Unit at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). With funding from the European Union, UNESCO is assisting the university in transforming all the courses into open-licensed Open Educational Resources (OERs) as well as open-licensed Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) to attract very large numbers of young Nigerians to access high-quality higher education. With over 180,000 enrolled students, NOUN is the 2nd largest university in Africa with 1,500 courses at Bachelors, Masters, and PhD level. This is the Jane-Frances’ story.

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