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Taiwan (Chinese: 臺灣 or 台灣; pinyin: Táiwān), officially the Republic of China (Chinese: 中華民國; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó), is a state in East Asia and the first constitutional republic in Asia. Originally based in mainland China, the Republic of China now governs the island of Taiwan (formerly known as "Formosa"), which makes up over 99% of its territory, as well as Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, and other minor islands. Neighboring states include the People's Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east and northeast, and the Philippines to the south. Taipei is the political capital as well as economic and cultural centre in Taiwan. The population is 23,340,136.

Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Taiwan.

Education in Taiwan

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


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

Quality procedures

Internet in Taiwan

Internet in Education

Copyright law in Taiwan

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Taiwan

The Taiwan Open Courseware Consortium consists of 28 universities promoting open courseware. (1)

Taiwan's Ministry of Education funds OER related projects by the Open Source Software Application Consulting Centre (OSSACC) on free licenses, allowing wide usage in Taiwan and elsewhere. (2)

The “PhET” Interactive Simulation software originally developed at the University of Colorado at Boulder has been localized for use in Taiwan. (2)

EzGo9, a large collection of localized educational software packages for K-12 use, in classrooms and at home by teachers and students, has been made available. (2)

OOPS is a volunteer project aiming to translate MIT's open-source OCW materials into Chinese. (3)

National OER initiatives

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives


1. http://www.ocwconsortium.org/en/members/memberprofile/1433

2. http://www.creativecommons.org.nz/2012/04/oer-in-the-asia-pacific/

3. http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/463/980


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