- 1 Overview
- 2 Education in Peru
- 3 Internet in Peru
- 4 Copyright law in Peru
- 5 OER Initiatives in Peru
- 6 References
Peru (Spanish: Perú; Quechua: Perú; Aymara: Piruw), officially the Republic of Peru (Spanish: República del Perú), is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. The capital is Lima and the population is 30,475,144.
For further general information see Wikipedia:Peru.
Education in Peru
For a general description of education in Peru see Education:Peru.
For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Peru.
Peru participates in the MOOC Camp initiative, which is led by the US Department of State and hosts facilitated discussions around massive open online courses (MOOCs).
Internet in Peru
Internet in Education
Copyright law in Peru
Copyright law in Education
OER Initiatives in Peru
UNESCO reports some involvement with open access publishing: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/portals-and-platforms/goap/access-by-region/latin-america-and-the-caribbean/peru/
National OER initiatives
Peru took part in the One Laptop Per Child initiative (http://laptop.org/stories/peru-learning-how-learn), which involved giving out ore than 800,000 free laptops, but results may be mixed: http://www.npr.org/2012/10/13/162719126/one-child-one-laptop-and-mixed-results-in-peru
Regional OER initiatives
Institutional OER initiatives
Through the Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Peru is participating in an international project called OportUnidad. Institutions from Latin America and the European Union participate in this project, which seeks to create a common ground in higher education by increasing the use of open educational resources (OERs) and practices (OEPs). Other Peruvian institutions are fellow members of this project, including the following:
- Universidad la Luz
- Universidad Catolica Sedes Sapientiae
- Universidad Señor de Sipan
- Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina
- Universidad Andina del Cusco
- Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
- Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM)
OportUnidad started in January 2012 and ends in June 2014.