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Success with the UNESCO Recommendation to promote access to educational resources for all

The OpeningupSlovenia think tank has after a five year long commitment succeeded in its work with UNESCO to publish this new Recommendation that will support the development and sharing of openly licensed learning and teaching materials, benefitting students, teachers and researchers worldwide. This global document comes also with the memory to our friends who started this journey with us but are not here to celebrate, Indrajit Banerjee, and Fred Mulder.

2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress

Success with International Open Education Design Workshop in Vipava

The University of Nova Gorica (UNG) and UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for OER and Open Learning at the Jo┼żef Stefan Institute (JSI) have just finished running the Open Education Design Workshop, in Lanthieri mansion in Vipava, Slovenia. During the 4-day workshop, the participants have acquired the basic knowledge about open education concepts, pedagogical and didactic issues as well as content related issues in open education. It was fun!

 

Final steps towards global OER Recommendation

The OpeningupSlovenia think tank partners have been working on the UNESCO OER Recommendation for the past four years, and on May 28th the last version of the policy was accepted by UNESCO member states. Its final step for approval will take place at the UNESCO General Assembly in November, 2019. The final text of the document will be now coordinated and translated by UNESCO and they will publish it prior to the November meeting.

Artificial Intelligence and frontier technologies for OER

OpeningupSlovenia was presenting an upcoming report on the use of AI and OER, together with UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector. This years UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2019 (4-8 March) focused on Artificial Intelligence and sustainable development.

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