An accessible library with large quantities of high quality content relevant to the specific needs and interests of its members is essential for learning to be interesting and effective.
Technologies are supporting the generation of huge quantities of data and knowledge and making them freely accessible throughout the world almost instantly. OLE is building on that explosion by providing a Personal Learning System (PLS) that provides access to the open learning resources needed for a quality basic education, using low cost technologies that can be powered locally and that do not require continuous access to the Internet.
The PLS is designed to contain and share both the locally created resources needed to meet national requirements and additional resources from around the world that stimulate learning at all ages. OLE is encouraging nations to develop their own free national educational libraries containing all of the textbooks and multimedia learning resources needed for a quality basic education.