Webinar on the UNESCO OER forthcoming recommendations
Hosted by OERAC
The ICDE OER Advocacy Committee (OERAC) work to increase global recognition of OER, and to provide policy support for the uptake, use and reuse of OER. From May 2018, Professor, Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson was appointed as Chair for the committee. ICDE launched the committee for the global advocacy of OER as a reinforcement and support to the ICDE Chairs in OER.
The Webinar Program on the 7th June, 2019 CET
Introduction and summary on the forthcoming UNESCO OER recommendations Ebba Ossiannilsson, Chair ICDE OERAC, SE
Recent global study on OER from UNESCO; Understanding the Impact of OER: Achievements and Challenges, Svetlana Knyazeva, UNESCO, Moscow, RU
A short round with comments on the forthcoming UNESCO OER recommendations from the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee: James Glapa-Grossklag, US; Ebba Ossiannilsson, SE; Xiangyang Zhang, China and.
A short round with comments from ICDE OER Chairs on the forthcoming UNESCO OER recommendations: Rory McGreal, CA; Agbu (Jane) Obiageli, Nigeria
Dialogue and questions with the audience
The two OER Chairs participated in the UNESCO Paris Intergovernmental Special Committee and they reported on this event. An important issue was that there are support requirements from 100 member countries, and only about 60 attended the event, which is remarkable. Hopefully, the Member States will support the recommendations drawn upon on, so they become a reality.
The five main recommendations are:
Build the capacity of stakeholders to find, re-use, create and share OER
Develop supportive policy
Ensure inclusive and equitable access to quality OER
Nurture the creation of sustainability models for OER
Facilitate international co-operation
During the expert meeting the definitions on OER and Open License were updated:
Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching and research material in any format and medium that resides in the Public Domain or are under the copyright that has been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, reuse, repurpose, adaptation and redistribution by others.
Open license refers to a license that respects the intellectual property rights of the copyright owner and provides permissions granting the public the rights to access, re-use, re-purpose, adapt, and redistribute educational materials.
Short summary of important dates for OER
2002 OER was coined at UNESCO’s Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries
2012 Paris Declaration
2017 Ljubljana Declaration from awareness to action
2019 UNESCO OER Recommendations
About the Speakers
ICDE OER Advocacy Committee
Ebba Ossiannilsson, Consultant and VP, Swedish Association of Distance Education (SADE), ICDE OER Advocacy Committee, Chair, ICDE Ambassador for the global advocacy of OER, Sweden
James Glapa-Glossklag, Dean and Treasurer of the Board, College of the Canyons and Open Education Consortium, ICDE OER Advocacy Committee, ICDE Ambassador for the global advocacy of OER, US
Xiangyang Zhang, Open University of Jiangsu, ICDE OER Advocacy Committee, ICDE Ambassador for the global advocacy of OER China
UNESCO ICDE OER Chairs
The ICDE Chairs in Open Educational Resources (OER) is a network that, where possible, works in collaboration with UNESCO and existing UNESCO Chairs in OER.
Dr. Rory McGreal, Athabasca University, Canada, UNESCO-COL Chair in OER
Dr. Jane-Frances Obiageli Agbu, the National Open University of Nigeria, ICDE OER Chair, Nigeria
Svetlana Knyazeva, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, Chief of Unit of Digital Pedagogy and Learning Materials, Russia
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