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Thursday, October 21 • 1:45pm - 2:25pm
Creating Resources to Assist National Governments in Implementing the UNESCO Recommendation on OER

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Open sharing advances universal access to knowledge in furtherance of fundamental human rights. When governments implement the UNESCO Recommendation on OER, open education increasingly becomes the default, and the world moves closer to reaching fundamental human rights in SDG4 and the UN Declaration of Human Rights (Article 26): everyone has the right to an education.

National governments will require support to implement the many actions listed in the UNESCO Recommendation on OER. Some of this support will include (1) resources including, but not limited to: handouts on the benefits of OER, template open education and licensing policies, slide decks, infographics, professional learning opportunities, case studies, research summaries, stories of transformation, open policy and procurement guides, videos, FAQs, etc., and (2) direct support services to empower government practitioners and advocates through in-depth capacity building activities to help them navigate the legal, technical, and practical aspects of opening up knowledge.

This interactive activity will brainstorm what resources and direct services governments may need to successfully implement the detailed actions in the Recommendation. The session will begin with sharing an overview of the work to date the Network of Open Organizations, and the planned Recommendation implementation activities of the Creative Commons Open Education Platform. The bulk of the session will be spent discussing (1) what participants’ think their national governments will need to make progress implementing the Recommendation, (2) refining the list of potential resources and direct support services needed to assist Governments, (3) discuss what organizations (in addition to the Network of Open Orgs) we might want / need to partner with to successfully support governments’ implementation, and (4) determining who would like to collaborate over the next 1-2 years to build the necessary resources and support services to help Governments implement the Recommendation.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Discuss and understand what their national government will need to make progress implementing the UNESCO Recommendation on OER
  • Connect with a cohort of of organizations (CC Open Education Platform, Network of Open Orgs, etc.) to partner with to successfully support governments and institutions implementing the Recommendation
  • Join the effort to collaborate over the next 1-2 years to build the necessary resources and support services to help Governments implement the Recommendation

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Cable Green

Director of Open Knowledge, Creative Commons

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Thursday October 21, 2021 1:45pm - 2:25pm EDT
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