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Open Educational Resources (OER) Recommendation-Consultation

I have recently been involved as expert in two important international consultations. One was about the UNESCO open call and consultation on Open Educational Resources (OER) Recommendation. From the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee, which I Chair, and in collaboration wiht the ICDE Chairs in OER we replied to the Consultation. 

Although, the text is very promising and very good, the area of quality related issues are not especially addressed, which we emphasized and gave suggestions  for.

The Draft text for the OER Recommendations was in four parts
I. Definition and Scope

II. Aims and Objectives

III. Areas of Actions

IV. Monitoring

Of special interest can the  four areas of actions be mentioned

  1. Build the capacity of stakeholders to find, re-use, create and share OER
  2. Develop support policy
  3. Ensure inclusive and equitable access to quality OER
  4. Nurture the creation osf sustainabiliyt models for OER

The aim of the consultation was to 

In order to facilitate the online consultation process, we would like to informs you that the worldwide consultation on the drafting of the UNESCO Open Educational Resources (OER) Recommendation text is now OPEN.

The Draft Recommendation text has been prepared by a group of experts from UNESCO and experts, stakeholders, researchers and practicioners in the field of OER from all World Regions.

The OER Recommendation builds on the Ljubljana OER Action Plan (attachment) which was the product of a worldwide open consultation process - 6 Regional Consultations, open online consultation and debate during the 2nd World OER Congress held from 18 to 20 September 2017 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, with over 500 stakeholders from all regions, including 14 Ministers of Education or Higher Education.

We would like to kindly ask you to forward this open invitation to contribute to the draft of the OER Recommendation text to the responsible authorities as well as to all interested institutions in your countries.

Of course, we are looking forward also to your own active participation so that we could guarantee an inclusive approach and the development of a worldwide recognized draft recommendation text.

The text is available in English and French on:

https://www.oercongress.org/unesco-oer-recommendation/

https://www.oercongress.org/fr/recommandation-sur-les-rel/

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Ebba Ossiannilsson is an e-learning expert and consultant with a range of research interests in the use of digital technologies for learning, teaching and research.
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