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OER practitioners from all the world gather in Slovenia

The University of Nova Gorica and UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for OER organized a 5-day course on Open Education Design in Lanthieri Mansion in Vipava.

Lecturers and participants came from 17 countries (Slovenia, Brazil, Fiji, France, Greece, India, Italy, South Africa, Canada, Kenya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Germany, Uzbekistan, United Kingdom, USA) .

The  course equiped the participants with basic knowledge, practical advice and hands-on experience to prepare them for their own design of OER.

Videos are coming soon!

 

Strong Slovenian presence @ OE Global conference 2018

Slovenia hosted the 2014 edition of the OE Global conference. This years edition was the most internationally diverse one, devoted exclusively to open education, attracting researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators and students from more than 35 countries to discuss and explore how Open Education advances educational practices around the world. OuS members attendedd with a set of presentations on technology, policy and content solutions, shown by X5GON project, VideoLectures.Net portal and UNESCO Recommendation in OER.

Copyright issues in education across the world @ CC’s annual Global Summit

Our members have presented a session on “Fixing Copyright to Meet the Needs of Educators – Global State of Play” at the Creative Commons Summit in Toronto, Canada. The session essentially described the legislative process in multiple countries concerned copyright and education in 2017. More importantly, how this became an important advocacy issue, with activists networking to raise visibility of the issue, and in order to better support each other. The session reflected on those developments, and build momentum for 2018 and later.

Slovenia leading preparations for UNESCO Recommendation in OER

Policies have a key role in determining, and improving the state of our education. Following the success of the 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress, our members helped in the preparations for the UNESCO Recommendation in Open Educational Resources (OER).

This is an official UNESCO policy instrument that will both advise national governments on how to support open education in their countries and report on those efforts. The online consultation process is now open and we invitate you to contribute to the draft.

The text is available for download in English and French.

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