Algeria

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by James Kay and Paul Bacsich, Sero

Policies Survey notes:

Algeria makes reference to OER in its e-Education strategy.

Overview

Algeria (Formal Arabic: الجزائر, al-Jazā’ir; Berber: Dzayer), officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country located in North Africa. It is the largest country on the Mediterranean sea, the second largest on the African continent and the eleventh-largest country in the world in terms of land area.

It is bordered by Tunisia in the northeast, Libya in the east, Niger in the southeast, Mali and Mauritania in the southwest, a few kilometers of the Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara in the southwest, Morocco in the west and northwest, and the Mediterranean Sea in the north.

Its size is almost 2,400,000 km2 with an estimated population near to 35,000,000.

The capital of Algeria is Algiers.

About a quarter of the population of the country lives off less than US$ 2 a day.

Algeria is a member of the United Nations, African Union, OPEC and the Arab League. It also contributed towards the creation of the Maghreb Union.

Algeria is considered by Berbers to be a part of the Berber World.


Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Algeria.


Education in Algeria

For a general description of education in Algeria see Education:Algeria.


e-learning

For a description more focussed to e-learning see Algeria/EL.

Quality procedures

Internet in Algeria

Internet in Education

Internet World Stats reports the following statistics for Algeria:

2000 - Internet users = 50,000 (0.2 %)
2005 - Internet users = 1,920,000 (5.8 %)
2007 - Internet users = 2,460,000 (7.3 %)
2008 - Internet users = 3,500,000 (10.4 %)
2009 - Internet users = 4,100,000 (12.0 %)
2010 - Internet users = 4,700,000 (13.6 %) (http://www.internetworldstats.com/af/dz.htm)

Algeria is encouriging the use of ICT in education by preparing an ICT policy framework along with an implementation steratgey. The government has set up a special Committee to synergise different sectors in the area of ICT (infrastructure -research - software ..) (1)

Copyright law in Algeria

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Algeria

National OER initiatives

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives

References

1. ReVica/VISCED page for Algeria (http://virtualcampuses.eu/index.php/Algeria)

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