Global sharing. Affordable Learning


Building a Pacific open platform cooperative to support the implementation of the OER Recommendation

Wayne Mackintosh


Open Education Resource Foundation

Nurturing sustainable futures

There is no form of educational delivery more cost-effective, scalable and sustainable than open education

OER Foundation

From vision to reality

“Open education is not limited to just open educational resources. It also draws upon open technologies that facilitate collaborative, flexible learning and the open sharing of teaching practices that empower educators to benefit from the best ideas of their colleagues”

(The Cape Town Open Education Declaration, 2007).

Seagull sky flight by maleifl dedicated to the public domain under Creative Commons CC0

The PPODFL challenge


More than half of the teachers in the Pacific do not have access to an LMS

FOSS digital learning ecosystem

Component-based system

A Pacific platform cooperative


Authoring and publishing technology

Author on WikiEducator

Outline of wiki pages

Publish course web site





OERF learning environment


Course web site

Distributed interaction tools

Live course feed

LiDA103 - English version

LiDA103 - French version

Software localisation

Pacific federated course sites

OER course portal for each Pacific state

Inventory of OER-enabled courses

Digital skills courses (Learning in a Digital Age series)


  • Digital literacies for online learning (LiDA101)
  • Digital citizenship (LiDA102)
  • Critical media literacies and associated skills (LiDA104)
  • Misinformation, disinformation and malinformation (LiDA105) *
  • Digital Fedicitizen (LiDA106) *

OER Capacity Development courses

  • Open education copyright and open licensing in a digital world (LiDA103)

  • Digital skills for OER sharing (DS4OERS)
  • Empowered digital teacher for online learning (EDT4OL)

Open, Distance and Flexible Learning (ODFL)

  • Communication skills for ODFL (CS4ODFL)

  • Assessment skills for ODFL (AS4ODFL)
  • Learner support for ODFL (LS4ODFL)


FOSSDLE - UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop

By Wayne Mackintosh

FOSSDLE - UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop

Presentation prepared for Asia Pacific Regional Workshop to support the implementation of the OER Recommendation

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