2012 World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress

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UNESCO is hosting the 2012 World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress. The objectives of the Congress are to:
1. Showcase the world's best practices in OER policies, initiatives, and experts;
2. Release a 2012 Paris OER Declaration calling on Governments to support the development and use of OERs; and
3. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2002 UNESCO Forum that created the term OER.
Defined as educational materials in the public domain, or released with an open-license allowing free use, adaptation, and sharing, OERs provide a strategic opportunity to increase access to, and the quality of education.


Type of Event Category 4- International Congress
Start 20.06.2012 08:00 local time
End 22.06.2012 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Caine, Abel
Organizer UNESCO, Communication and Information (CI) Sector, Knowledge Societies Division, ICT in education, Science and Culture Section
Contact Abel Caine (a.caine@unesco.org)
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room XII, Room XI
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 350
Official Website
Link 1 UNESCO Open Educational Resources (OER) Programme
Link 2 Global OER Logo
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