Teacher education and training
Open educational resources
More and more OER materials are created and made available by multi-lateral agencies, consortia and individual organisations. Teacher training and development is one of the main areas in which OER creation is happening today. The major reason for such an emphasis in this area is due to the assumption that free and unrestricted availability of large multimedia educational resources can make teacher training efforts more effective and they will also develop better understanding about OER and their use. Teachers being trained in effective integration of OER to classroom activities and processes can make a very positive difference in children's learning. Many developing countries where large chunk of teachers are untrained are in the process of training their teachers through open distance learning and there is a need to use effective multimedia training materials in a cost effective manner. OER integration is expected to make this happen.