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Presentation of the UNESCO OER Programme to the team members of the UNESCO ICT Radio Project - Wednesday 26 June, 2013. Proposal - to OERize all the training materials of the Project so that they can ...

Presentation of the UNESCO OER Programme to the team members of the UNESCO ICT Radio Project - Wednesday 26 June, 2013. Proposal - to OERize all the training materials of the Project so that they can be adapted, especially translated, by the global community of internet-savvy community radios.

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UNESCO Open Educational Resources Programme - Presentation to the ICT Radio Project Meeting Presentation Transcript

  • 1. UNESCO Open Educational Resources (OER) Programme ICT in Education, Science and Culture Section Knowledge Societies Division Communication and Information (CI) Sector UNESCO, Paris, France www.unesco.org/webworld/en/oer www.unesco.org/webworld/fr/oer
  • 2. Introduction  Defining open educational resources (OERs)  Explaining open licences from Creative Commons  Benefits of OERs  UNESCO OER Programme  2012 World OER Congress – Paris OER Declaration  Hewlett OER Project
  • 3. What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)? UNESCO defines Open Educational Resources as:  Any type of learning materials (especially eLearning resources and tools)  Released under an open intellectual property licence or in the public domain, allowing free-of-cost and legal – Reuse – Revision – Remixing – Redistribution (4 Rs by David Wiley) “Openness as Catalyst for an Educational Reformation”, David Wiley “They are acts of generosity, sharing, and giving.”
  • 4. What are examples of OERs? • Curriculum frameworks and maps • Course materials, tests, assignments • Documents • Books • Multimedia applications
  • 5. Dr. Cable Green Director of Global Learning
  • 6. Step 1: Choose Conditions Attribution - BY ShareAlike - SA NonCommercial - NC NoDerivatives - ND
  • 7. Step 2: Receive a License
  • 8. most free least free
  • 9. 175+ Million CC Licensed Photos on Flickr 12
  • 10. Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • 11. What are the benefits of OERs? “Benefits and challenges of OER for higher education institutions”, Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams
  • 12. What is the UNESCO OER Programme 1. Paris OER Declaration 2. OER Platform 3. OER Policy Guidelines 4. OER Community on the WSIS Platform 5. OER Research Chairs: Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Brazil 6. Publications 7. Partnerships: Commonwealth of Learning (COL) 8. 2012 World OER Conference, Paris, June 2012 9. Large projects – Hewlett OER Project (2013 – 2014)
  • 13. www.wsis-community.org
  • 14. UNESCO OER Publications 2013 German translations by UNESCO German National Commission
  • 15. The World OER Congress?  20 – 22 June, 2012  UNESCO HQ, Paris 3 Objectives  Release the Paris OER Declaration  Showcase the world’s best OER  Celebrate the 10th anniversary of 2002 UNESCO Forum  6 worldwide regional Forums  400+ representatives from: Governments, civil society, academia www.unesco.org/oercongress
  • 16. 10 Articles of the Paris OER Declaration a) Foster awareness and use of OER b) Facilitate enabling environments for use of ICT c) Reinforce the development of strategies and policies on OER. d) Promote the understanding and use of open licensing frameworks e) Support capacity building for the sustainable development of quality learning materials f) Foster strategic alliances for OER g) Encourage the development and adaptation of OER in a variety of languages and cultural contexts h) Encourage research on OER i) Facilitate finding, retrieving and sharing of OER j) Encourage the open licensing of educational materials produced with public funds
  • 17. Hewlett Project: Implementing the Paris OER Declaration Abel Abel, Fenchun (ED) Zeynep 2013 – 2014 $400,000
  • 18. ‘The Paris OER Declaration Follow-up’ Project Time Frame: 2013-2014 Funding : William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Target Countries: Indonesia, Kenya, Oman Bahrain, South Africa Senegal, Colombia Azerbaijan, Slovenia
  • 19. Additional OER Projects  UNESCO OER Chairs – Journal Project + 2 new Chairs  Pacific SIDS OER Project (ISP) – UNESCO Apia  Caribbean SIDS OER Project (ISP) – UNESCO Kingston  Open Solutions Report (WSIS+10)  ICT FOE OER – FEM (Tarja)  WorldMap UNESCO POIs (ISP) – Davide  UNESCO – OECD collaboration  UNESCO – edX, Harvard University Seminars  Advocacy: Slovenia, Austria, Croatia
  • 20. CI/KSD Open Solutions  Open Access  Open Mapping – WorldMap UNESCO Points of Interest  Open Data – mPower mobile apps initiative  Open Cloud
  • 21. Achieving universal information for all CC BY Jonathas Mello Română Català Italiano Polski Íslenska Suomi Türkçe Kiswahili Greek Sinhala Bangla Bahasa Deutsch Maltese മലയാളം Nederlands
  • 22. Contact Abel Caine OER Programme Specialist ICT in Education, Science and Culture Section Knowledge Societies Division Communication and Information (CI) Sector UNESCO This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License 1, rue Miollis Paris, 75015 France E-mail: a.caine@unesco.org Phone: +33 (0)1 45 68 42 37 Twitter: abelcaine