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"Open Educational Resources: the Way Forward." Presentation given by Susan D'Antoni (UNESCO) at PCF5, London, 14-17 July 2008.

"Open Educational Resources: the Way Forward." Presentation given by Susan D'Antoni (UNESCO) at PCF5, London, 14-17 July 2008.

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    UNESCO OER Way Forward @ PCF5 UNESCO OER Way Forward @ PCF5 Presentation Transcript

    • PCF5 Access to Learning for development 14 -17 July 2008 London Open Educational Resources: The Way Forward Susan D’Antoni UNESCO
    • UNESCO
      • UNESCO has five strategic objectives
        • A laboratory of ideas
        • A clearinghouse
        • A standard setter
        • A capacity builder in Member States
        • A catalyst for international cooperation
      • UN agency for education
      • Commitment to supporting Education for All and the development of Knowledge Societies
    • UNESCO and OER: awareness raising & capacity building
      • Potential of OER to contribute to:
        • Education for All
        • Building knowledge societies – especially “knowledge-sharing societies”
      • But…
      • No awareness of availability = resources not utilized and potential of OER not realized
    • UNESCO OER initiative
      • Supported by the Hewlett Foundation
        • Addresses issue of barriers in change strategy
      • Initiated at IIEP, continuing in Education Sector
      • Awareness raising and capacity building in Member States through
        • Supporting an international OER community
        • International dialogue and information exchange
        • Linking people who might not otherwise meet
    • UNESCO OER Community
      • Community convened in 2005 by IIEP
      • 500+ individuals from 90 countries – now 750 from 105 countries
      • Series of virtual seminars with background documents and reports
      • Collaboration – building resources for local action
      • Web site and wiki
    • Characteristics of the community (2007)
      • 600+ members
      • 98 countries
      • 67 developing countries
    • Community members… organizations represented
      • Over 50% from higher education institutions
      • Over 20% from international organizations and NGOs
    • Community members… positions held
      • Almost 40% hold high-level positions
      • Almost 20% are teaching professionals
      • In 2007,
      • after two years of intense discussion…
      • … the community reflected on
      • the priorities for advancing
      • the OER movement…
    • Fourteen issues…select five priorities
      • Advancing the movement
      • Awareness raising
      • Communities and networking
      • Research
      • Enabling creation and use
      • Policies
      • Standards
      • Technology tools
      • Quality assurance
      • Capacity development
      • Enabling learning with OER
      • Learning support services
      • Assessment of learning
      • Removing barriers to OER
      • Accessibility
      • Copyright and licensing
      • Financing
      • Sustainability
    • The priorities proposed…
    • The priorities ranked…
      • 1 Awareness raising 8 Financing
      • 2 Communities 9 Accessibility
      • 3 Capacity development 10 Research
      • 4 Sustainability 11 Standards
      • 5 Quality assurance 12 Technology tools
      • 6 Copyright 13 Policies
      • 7 Learning support services 14 Learning assessment
    • The stakeholders singled out…
      • Higher education institutions
      • International organizations
      • National government
      • Academics
      • A key stakeholder role…
      • … OER champion!
    • The vision of the Community for The Way Forward for OER
      • Advancing the movement
      • Awareness raising at all levels
      • Community building and network development
      • Enabling creation and re-use
      • Developing capacity through a DIY/DIT resource
      • Quality assurance – develop guidelines
      • Removing barriers
      • Sustainability models to ensure viability of initiatives
      • Copyright and licensing
    • The way forward for UNESCO…
      • Focus on awareness raising through international reach of UNESCO and the community itself
      • Continue supporting OER Community as international forum for discussion and sharing
      • Enable an OER Network of nodes for local awareness raising and development
    • The way forward for the community…
      • Creation of resources to support awareness raising and community building:
        • OER stories
        • PowerPoint presentations
      • Translation – the Way Forward report into 13 languages
      • Recognition – the MANeLA 2008 Leadership award
      • = more energy and commitment!
    • The way forward for PCF5…
      • OER sessions throughout the various themes
      • Hands on session on WikiEducator Learning4Content workshop
      • THANK YOU
      • To join the community
      • Email
      • [email_address]
      • To consult the resources
      • OER Wiki
      • http://oerwiki.iiep-unesco.org