key points

Key points

As an OERu course, learners are not required to purchase any prescribed texts. All study materials are available as open educational resources (OER) or open access publications and are grouped as follows:

  • Teaching materials used to guide and support OERu learners
  • Reference materials which will improve knowledge and enrich the learning experience
  • Open access online journals which contain articles required for various learning activities during the course.

We encourage learners to search and find OER and open access publications in pursuit of their own countries of interest, however we provide a list of resources below to get you started.

Study materials used in this course

The website contains all of the pathways you will follow in order to study each week, and the e-learning activities guiding you to select the substantial content of the course using Open Educational Resources online. Please refer to the learning pathways and assigned e-learning activities for further information.

All required materials for this course will be provided on the website. Other materials will need to be accessed through Open Educational Resources online.

Reference Materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

web resources

Web resources

Students may also want to search for books at the following websites:

The following titles are Open Access Books available online.

Open Access Online Journals

The following Open Access Online Journals are all searchable at the article level. Students can also browse for articles or other open access journals through the Directory of Open Access Journals.