About the OER World Map

The OER World Map has been collecting and illustrating data on the growing number of actors and activities in the field of open education worldwide since 2014. Its aim is to support the development of the OER ecosystem by showing the most comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the OER movement possible.

The OER World Map records and shows relevant people, projects and organizations, services and tools, as well as events and policies. The information presented can be used for a variety of purposes, for example to:

The OER World Map provides information for the self-organized development of the OER movement. As a whole, the OER World Map can be seen as a kind of “monitoring tool” for the Open Education community.

Since 2023, the OER World Map, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is further developed by OERinfo and Intevation GmbH in cooperation with UNESCO OER Dynamic Coalition.

Until 2022, the construction and operation, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, was carried out by hbz and graphthinking GmbH in cooperation with the Open University (UK).