Sunday, September 16, 2007

People's Open Access Education Initiative

The People's Open Access Education Initiative aims, according to their website, are to:

Help to build Public Health capacity in low- to middle-income countries, using open education resources freely available on the Internet

This education will involve partnerships and collaboration across the global and digital divides, and will be both credible and affordable

” A learning resource that is freely available, which makes use of already established material and seeks to modify it appropriately for local use”

The People's Open Access Education Initiative is a grassroots movement which anticipates a decentralized, volunteersourcing approach, building on the open source and open access philosophies and resources to overcome barriers to educational efforts in developing countries, with the aim of eventually developing a People's Open Access University.

Thanks to John Dada, Fantsuam, Nigeria.

This post is part of the Creative Globalization Series.