Goodbye, world!

The North-Rhine Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz) will cease operating the OER World Map on 2022-04-29. We would like to thank all those who have supported and promoted the project in recent years. hbz will provide an appropriate solution for archiving the collected data. [Update: A data dump can be found at The software … Continue reading Goodbye, world!


Mapping Open Collections for Higher Education

Does your University have an institutional repository?  Do you have or know of a collection of resources that is openly licensed or in the public domain? For example a repository, a digitised collection of arts, a collection of audiovisual resources, a collection of guides and exercises, a historical collection of letters, scientific simulations or 3D … Continue reading Mapping Open Collections for Higher Education

The OE Policy Hub has launched!

The OE Policy Hub is a project of the OER World Map that fosters cooperative and evidence based policymaking in the field of Open Education by  collecting policy documents, curating tools and good practices, connecting policy makers and advocates from all over the world.  It is  run by a group of policy experts and researchers aiming to … Continue reading The OE Policy Hub has launched!

Relaunching the Open Education Policy Registry

by Jan Neumann, Leo Havemann, Javiera Atenas, and Fabio Nascimbeni The story so far and who we are Policymaking related to Open Education (OE) has been discussed intensively by a small community of experts during recent years. While it has perhaps been less interesting to the wider group of OE practitioners, a long-standing and important … Continue reading Relaunching the Open Education Policy Registry

Tutorial: Pulsating pins for events

The „pulsating pin“-feature enables it to lead OER World Map users and visitors to the current discussions about OER-related events on Social Media. Events that are currently taking place are displayed as pulsating pins on User can click these pins and there is a prominent display with a link to Social Media: Hashtag "OEGlobal19" … Continue reading Tutorial: Pulsating pins for events

OER World Map @ Free Education Alliance Germany Meeting

The OER world map project recently joined the Free Education Alliance Germany, the "Bündnis Freie Bildung". The alliance members came together in Berlin to discuss strategies and activities for 2020. The Free Education Alliance (Bündnis Freie Bildung, BFB) is a coalition of organizations and individuals with the common goal of establishing and promoting Open Educational … Continue reading OER World Map @ Free Education Alliance Germany Meeting