Open Educational Resources
UNESCO believes that universal access to high quality education is key to the building of peace, sustainable social and economic development, and intercultural dialogue. Open Educational Resources (OER) provide a strategic opportunity to improve the quality of education as well as facilitate policy dialogue, knowledge sharing and capacity building.
Exhibition of Open Educational Resources Posters
For the 2012 World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress, UNESCO called on OER experts worldwide to set-up an Open Exhibition of artful posters that could insightfully explain OER. Over 45 posters and 100 publications, brochures, and other OER promotional materials were received.
2012 World Open Educational Resources Congress
UNESCO hosted the 2012 World Open Education Resources (OER) Congress at its Headquarters in Paris, from 20 to 22 June 2012 to lead the debate on the development of OERs worldwide, with the participation and support of global governments, educators, NGOs and prominent universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Africa Open Educational Resources Forum
The Africa Open Educational Resources Forum provided specific African inputs to the Draft Paris Declaration to be submitted to the World OER Congress, which will take place in June 2012 in Paris (France). The Forum was organised by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and UNESCO, and hosted by the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria from 21 to 22 February 2012.