The Academic Porthole*
"Everyone has the right to education." - Article 26: Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 10th December 1948
"Higher education shall be made equally accessible to all, on the basis of capacity, by every appropriate means, and in particular by the progressive introduction of free education." - Article 13: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural
Rights, 16th December 1966
iBerry provides information and resources for online learners and anyone with an interest in open education. iBerry is non-profit making with no commercial or institutional affiliation.
The focus is on connection rather than content - we see iBerry as one small part of an emerging and Open Global Education Network bringing inexpensive education to any adult, anywhere in the world, regardless of circumstances.
* Porthole ? ... No, not a spelling error - it's a small but cheerful window in the side of the Higher Education ship - for illumination and enlightenment !
Open Education Directory
The Open Education Directory lists publicly-available open educational resources (OER) including Open Courseware (OCW) - lecture notes, videos, slides, podcasts, exam questions, software, demonstrations, images etc - selected from the universities and colleges of the world.
Support for Online Learners
Free and open support extending beyond basic Open Courseware is now available to all online learners.
Open Courseware (OCW) does not usually come with expert tuition, interaction among learners or assessment and creditation. This has changed dramatically with the advent of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), freely available to anyone, anywhere on the globe regardless of circumstances.
iBerry relies on the goodwill of its users - ideas and suggestions are very welcome. Learning greatly benefits from contact with other learners and visitors are encouraged to use iBerry in building their own Personal Learning Network (PLN)
iBerry never passes email addresses to third parties in any shape or form and does not engage in commercial activities of any kind.
The News Aggregator brings together numerous RSS feeds on Education topics.
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