Programme of the Congress

Programme of the 2012 World Open Educational Resources Congress

Wednesday 20 June

14:30 - 16:00

Opening address

Ms Irina Bokova
Director-General
UNESCO

Message

Ms Asha S. Kanwar
President and CEO
Commonwealth of Learning 

Message

Keynote address

Mr Lawrence Lessig
Director
Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics
Harvard University
USA

 

 

16:00 - 16:15

Setting the context for World OER Congress

Sir John Daniel
Project Director 
Fostering Governmental Support for OER Globally
Commowealth of Learning

Congress context text Congress context presentation

16:15 - 17:30

High Level Session on OER in the Caribbean and Africa

Ms Franka Alexis Bernadine
Minister of Education and Human Resources Development
Grenada

Thursday 21 June

10:00 - 10:15

Ms Trudi Van Wyk
Education Specialist - eLearning
Commonwealth of Learning

Summary of Day 1

10:15 - 11:25

High Level Session on OER in Europe and Latin America

Ms Milena Damyanova
Deputy Minister of Education Youth and Science
Bulgaria

Mr David Porter
Executive Director
BcCampus Canada

Abstract Presentation

Mr Igor Ostrowski
Vice-Minister 
Ministry of Administration and Digital Affairs
Poland

Biography

Mr Hal Plotkin
Senior Policy Advisor
Office of the Under Secretary of Education
USA

Mr Francisco Javier Giménez Duarte
Vice-Minister of Education for Educational Development
Paraguay

Presentation

11:35 - 12:45

High Level Session on OER in the Arab States and Asia and the Pacific

Ms Samira Al Moosa
Permanent Delegate of the Sultanate of Oman to UNESCO
providing a contribution by
Ms Madiha Al Shaibani
Minister of Education
Oman

Ms Emma Kruse Va'ai
Deputy Vice-Chancellor
National University of Samoa
Samoa

Presentation

Mr Chul-Kyun Kim
President
Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS)
Republic of Korea

Presentation

12:50 - 13:10

Summary of the 6 Regional OER Policy Fora

Sir John Daniel
Project Director 
Fostering Governmental Support for OER Globally
Commowealth Of Learning

 

Ms Stamenka Uvalic-Trumbic
Senior Consultant
Commonwealth of Learning

Joint presentation

14:30 - 16:00

Panel Discussion 1: Issues and Challenges for OER

Mr Dirk Van Damme
Head of the Innovation and Measuring Process Division
Directorate for Education
OECD

Mr Sounaglo Ouedraogo
Education and Training Director
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)

Presentation  Biography

Mr Magnus Malnes
European Students Union
Belgium

Ms Edith Moraes
Plan CEIBAL
Uruguay

Biography

Mr Mansoor Al Awar
Chancellor
For Learning and Academic Development
Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University
United Arab Emirates

Presentation

Mr Guido Langouche
Secretary
International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAE)
Netherlands

Presentation

16:00 - 17:30

Panel Discussion 2: Government Representatives on the Paris Declaration on OER

Ms Mariama Ali
Minister of Education
Niger

Mr Xavier Prats Monné
Deputy Director-General
DG Education and Culture
European Commission

Ms Mojca Skrinjar
State Secretary
Education, Science, Culture and Sport
Slovenia

Friday 22 June

10:00 - 10:15

Ms Zeynep Varoglu
Programme Specialist
for ICT in Education
UNESCO

Summary of Day 2

10:15 - 11:00

Debate: Idealists vs Realists on the Future of OER - Mainstreaming and Partnerships

Idealists

Mr Fred Mulder
UNESCO Chair on OER
Open Universiteit of the Netherlands
Netherlands

Ms Barbara Chow
Program Director
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
USA

Realists

Mr Neil Butcher
OER Strategist
South Africa

Ms Catherine Ngugi
OER Africa
Kenya

11:00 - 13:00

Closing Plenary

Mr Joshua Mallet
Ministry of Education
Ghana

Report of the Rapporteur

Ms Asha S. Kanwar
President and CEO
Commonwealth of Learning 

Message

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