Cuba

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Overview

Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba (Spanish: República de Cuba), is an island country in the Caribbean. The nation of Cuba consists of the main island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud, and several archipelagos. Havana is the capital of Cuba and its largest city, followed by Santiago de Cuba. To the north of Cuba lies the United States (150 km or 93 mi away) and the Bahamas, Mexico is to the west, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica are to the south, and Haiti and the Dominican Republic are to the southeast. The population is 11,163,934.

Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Cuba.

Education in Cuba

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


e-learning

For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Cuba.


Quality procedures

Internet in Cuba

Internet in Education

Copyright law in Cuba

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Cuba

8 open access depositories are registered with ROAR: http://roar.eprints.org/cgi/roar_search/advanced?location_country=cu&software=&type=&order=-recordcount/-date

UNESCO notes that since 2009, the National Commission for the Development of Open Access in Cuba "has promoted inter-institutional collaboration, training and events for open access in all disciplines, and the creation of new institutional repositories" and that "Cuba has received support from Unesco for several open access initiatives." The "National Commission for the Development of Open Access in Cuba ... has research groups on issues related to digital repositories, open access journals and open access policies. Based on research results of the situation in Cuba, and following best international practices, this Commission has built a strategy for open access in Cuba." Additionally, the Scientific and Technological Information Institute is coordinating the development of a Cuban Network of Digital Repositories, a National Portal of Open Access Scientific Journals in OJS, and a Science National Harvester. (1)


National OER initiatives

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives

References

1. http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/portals-and-platforms/goap/access-by-region/latin-america-and-the-caribbean/cuba/

Reports


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