World Open Educational Resources Congress, Paris, June 2012

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).

The Congress, organized in full partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and through the generous support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, was aimed at:

  • releasing the 2012 Paris OER Declaration;
  • showcasing the world’s best practices in OER policies and initiatives; and
  • celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 2002 UNESCO Forum that coined the term Open Educational Resources (OER).

Photos: CC-BY Mariana Bittencourt, CC-BY Davide Storti