Pacific Regional Consultation for the 2nd World OER Congress

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In the lead up to the 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress, to be held in Ljubljana (Slovenia) from 18 to 20 September 2017, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in partnership with UNESCO and the Government of Slovenia is conducting six Regional Consultations around the world.
The sixth and last Regional Consultation will take place in Auckland (New Zealand) on 29-30 May 2017.
The objectives of the Regional Consultations are to:

- Identify the current status vis-à-vis the recommendations made at the 1st World OER Congress among key stakeholders namely governments, policy makers, the OER community and the wider education community;

- Initiate discussions among the key stakeholders regarding the identified challenges to mainstreaming OER as highlighted in the outcome report of the OER Road Map meeting;

- Build awareness among key stakeholders about the objectives of the 2nd World OER Congress and make recommendations for consideration;

- Encourage more governments to commit to the adoption of open licensing policies for teaching and learning materials developed with public funds.


Type of Event Working group
Start 29.05.2017 06:00 local time
End 30.05.2017 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Varoglu, Zeynep
Organizer Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
Contact Annapaola Coppola (Email:
Country New Zealand
City Auckland
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 Open Educational Resources (OER)
Link 2 COL Regional Consultations website
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