Johan Fagan

Johan Fagan is the Leon Goldman Professor and Chair of the Division of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) at the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. Following ENT training at the University of Cape Town, he completed higher surgical training at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. A major interest has been to advance head and neck surgery in Africa and the Developing World. He maintains an educational website for ENT surgeons in the Developing World (, and self-publishes two free textbooks, The Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Operative Surgery and the Open Access Guide to Audiology and Hearing Aids, chapters of which have been downloaded >1m times ( The Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Operative Surgery received the 2017 Open Book Award.

Bakary Diallo

Dr. Diallo joined the AVU for the first time in 2005. He held several senior positions within the organization before his appointment as Head of African Virtual University (AVU) in April 2007.

Dr. Bakary Diallo earned a PhD in Educational Administration from the University of Ottawa Canada, with a focus on the introduction of ICT in Higher Education Institutions. He has been working in the education sector for the last 19 years as a secondary school teacher, an academic, a consultant, a project administrator and a researcher. From July 2001 to July 2005, he worked at the University of Ottawa as part-time teacher at the Faculty of Education as well as a Consultant of Integration of ICT in Education at the Center for University Teaching.

He taught at the Secondary Level in Senegal from 1988 to 1997 before joining the University of Ottawa in 1997. His latest research activities focus on the use of ICT in higher educational institutions. He is fully bilingual (French and English). He speaks 3 African languages: Bambara, Wolof and Mandigo. Dr Diallo is a native of Senegal and a Canadian citizen.

OEC is Named as one of the Top 10 Open Course Education Websites of 2018

  For the second year in a row, Homeschool Base named Open Education Consortium (OEC) as one of the Top 10 Open Course Education Websites of 2018. Homeschool Base celebrates each new year by presenting accolades to the best educational websites, apps, and resources. Home educators, teachers, and parents alike have voiced their appreciation for […]

CCCOER Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) celebrates ten years of promoting awareness of and driving the adoption of open educational policies, practices, and resources.  Founded in 2007 at the Foothill-De Anza College District by Chancellor Dr. Martha Kanter, who later served as Undersecretary of Education for President Obama, on the […]

Machine Translation for Open Education

Dear Open Education Community, Knowledge 4 All Foundation together with the UNESCO Chair in OER in Slovenia is testing a new machine translation service specifically tailored for educational texts from EN to 11 languages (9 European and 2 BRIC). Now we need to test its performance, as we plan to offer it to the public […]

Invitation to join the “Open Education for a better world” mentoring programme

Dear Open Education Community, The UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for OER and Open Learning and the University of Nova Gorica, both Slovenian institutions, are launching a new, free and international online “Open Education for a better world” mentoring programme. The goal of the programme is to connect mentors and students online on topics pertaining […]

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First OE Global 2018 Keynote Announced

OEC and TU Delft are pleased to announce the first OE Global 2018 keynote, Erin McKiernan.  She is a professor in the Department of Physics, Biomedical Physics program at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. She is a researcher in experimental and computational biophysics and neurophysiology, and an advocate for open access, […]

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Virtual Participation during the 2nd World OER Congress

The 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress is scheduled to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 18–20 September 2017, co-organized by UNESCO and the Government of Slovenia ( As the Congress will be able to host only around 600 delegates, representatives of Government, NGOs, educators, experts, academia and industry, we feel that there is a […]