ICDE OER Advocacy Committee host a Webinar on the UNESCO OER forthcoming recommendations

Contributed by: Ebba Ossiannilsson     ICDE OER Advocacy Committee   , Chair and Ambassador

Contributed by: Ebba Ossiannilsson
ICDE OER Advocacy Committee, Chair and Ambassador

When: June 7, 2019 15:00 CET

Join us for an ICDE Webinar on the UNESCO OER forthcoming recommendations

ICDE Ambassadors for the global advocacy of OER and the UNESCO ICDE OER Chairs will reflect and discuss the UNESCO OER recommendations during this webinar hosted by ICDE and the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee. In addition, a recent global study on OER from UNESCO, the impacts, achievements, and challenges of OER will be presented. Webinar participants are invited to a lively dialogue after the presentations are completed.

Registration

Link can be found here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6715584379093/WN_AdviMpvAShehJ9A39ybG9g

On 27 and 28 May 2019, UNESCO held the meeting of the Intergovernmental Special Committee on the draft recommendations for OER. Previously, the draft had been prepared for consultation with experts and expert organisations around the world. The final recommendations will be published in November 2019.

During the expert meeting the definitions on OER and Open License were updated:

OER

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

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.

Program on the 7th June, 2019 CET

·     Introduction and summary on the forthcoming UNESCO OER recommendations Ebba Ossiannilsson, Chair ICDE OERAC

·     Recent global study on OER from UNESCO; Understanding the Impact of OER: Achievements and Challenges

·     A short round with comments on the forthcoming UNESCO OER recommendations from the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee: James Glapa-Grossklag, Jean-Marc Meunier, Xiangyang Zhang, and Ebba Ossiannilsson.

·     A short round with comments from ICDE OER Chairs on the forthcoming UNESCO OER recommendations: Rory McGreal, María Soledad Ramírez Montoya, Christian M. Stracke, and Agbu (Jane) Obiageli

·     Dialogue and questions with the audience 

 

More about the Speakers:

ICDE OER Advocacy Committee

The ICDE OER Advocacy Committee works to increase global recognition of OER; and to provide policy support for the uptake, use and reuse of OER.

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, USA

Jean-Marc Meunier, President and VP, FIED and University of Paris VIII Vincennes – St-Denis, ICDE OER Advocacy Committee, ICDE Ambassador for the global advocacy of OER France

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. María Soledad Ramírez Montoya, Tecnológico de Monterrey, ICDE OER Chair, México

Dr. Christian M. Stracke, Open University of Netherlands, ICDE OER Chair, Netherlands

Dr. Jane-Frances Obiageli Agbu, the National Open University of Nigeria, ICDE OER Chair, Nigeria

UNESCO IITE

Svetlana Knyazeva, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, Chief of Unit of Digital Pedagogy and Learning Materials, Russia

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