11 Northern Hemisphere

Last update: Jun 8/21


Open Online Course on Programming for Geospatial Hydrological Applications launched – March 7, 2021 (India Education Diary)


Opening UCL: A symposium on open education – March 13, 2019


Mada launches two platforms to support access to information – April 6, 2020 (The Peninsula Qatar)

Launch of the UNESCO dynamic coalition for open education resources (OER) – April 1, 2020 (UNESCO)

6 Nigerian states to pilot open schooling system – February 17, 2020 (PM News Nigeria)

Training programme on open education held – December 18, 2019 (The Pioneer)

Sarvodaya-Fusion partners with Open University of Sri Lanka and NIBM to offer advanced ICT education to rural children – December 16, 2019 (MenaFN)

Germany’s Christian Democratic Union party outlines commitment to open digital standards – November 27, 2019 (Reclaim the Net)

The OA Interviews: K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India – October 31, 2019 (Open and Shut?)

Be very impressed by the open LMS of Open University of China – October 7, 2019 (LMS Pulse)

Open Scotland shared curation invitation – October 2019 (Open Scotland)

Second meeting of UNESCO ICT competency framework/OER network – August 27, 2019 (UNESCO News)

Global Open Initiative co-founders, Sadat & Sadik, to attend the 2019 Civil Servant research summit in Stockholm – August 15, 2019 (News Ghana)

Accessing learning and research materials – August 6, 2019 (Newsday)

IBM to train over 1 million female students in India in 3 years – March 11, 2019 (The Times of India)

Focus on India–WikiConference produces new apps; state government adopts free licenses – August 18, 2016 (The Signpost)


Humanities scholars warn over UKRI’s plan for open-access books – February 17, 2020 (Times Higher Education)

OA monographs: policy and practice for supporting researchers -October 8,2019 (Jisc scholarly communications)

Open educational resources (OER)

Nigeria identifies priority areas for open educational resources – March 15, 2021 (India Education Diary)

Chitral varsity’s website to facilitate students in online education – April 23, 2020 (Dawn)

TISS launches online portal for school education – December 10, 2019 (The Hindu)

EUR 98 mln financing contracts signed for two projects aimed at digitizing Romania’s education system – September 11, 2019 (Romania Insider)

Let’s sprint again 🙂 – August 19, 2019 (OER World Map)

Innovative teaching seen to improve access, quality of education – July 4, 2019 (Philstar Global)

OSOU, OCL talk on ‘open edu resources’ – June 23, 2019 (the pioneer)

EFLU to roll out new proficiency course in 13 languages – April 15, 2019 (The Hans India)

NOUN trains varsities staff on open educational resources – March 12, 2019 (Leadership)

Diversifying the medical curriculum using open educational resources – May 16, 2016 (Teaching Matters blog)


McGraw-Hill Education/Cengage Learning Holdings merger inquiry – November 19, 2019/update January 14, 2020

Pearson faces “deep-rooted challenges” as CEO joins FTSE exodus – December 18, 2019 (Proactive)


Knowledge Exchange has compiled a collection of interviews which illustrate how pioneering initiatives set up and operate new, or alternative business models, in the area of open scholarship – June 1, 2019 (Knowledge Exchange)

Textbook costs

‘Price gouging from Covid’: student ebooks costing up to 500% more than in print – January 29, 2021 (The Guardian)


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