02.02.2009 -

New discussion on Open Educational Resources to start next week

The UNESCO Open Educational Resources (OER) Community is launching a new three-week discussion on the subject of access issues. The discussion will take place from 9 to 27 February 2009 and is open to all.

During the first week the community will focus on identifying - and attempting to classify - the main problems in accessing OER. The theme of the second and third weeks will be "tried and tested solutions", as participants are invited to share their experiences in working around such problems.


The discussion will be facilitated by Bjoern Hassler of Cambridge University's Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies.


If you wish to take part in the discussion, please send a message to <a href="mailto:c.savage@unesco.org">Catriona Savage</a>.


UNESCO's international Community on Open Educational Resources has been active since 2005. It connects over 700 individuals in 105 countries to share information and discuss issues surrounding the production and use of Open Educational Resources - web-based materials offered freely and openly for use and reuse in teaching, learning and research. UNESCO's work on Open Educational Resources is generously supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.


More information can be found on the <a target="_blank" href="http://oerwiki.iiep-unesco.org/">UNESCO OER Community wiki</a>.

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