In order to seize the moment and maximise impact the satellites have directly addressed the identified obstacles for the mainstreaming of OER.
Artificial Intelligence: Research, Technology and Business in OER
Knowledge 4 All Foundation would like to take advantage of the momentum it has created with its activities in technology and research for Open Education, and provide real-life and data driven inputs to policy making bodies at the Congress. The satellite event brings together representatives of Ministries, Data industry experts, Researchers and NGOs.
Going Open In Europe: Open Education Policies And Digital Competence Frameworks
The aim of this policy driven satellite event is to discuss policies and practices at both national and regional levels, within the perspective of the European Commission's open and digital agenda for education, and the forthcoming UNESCO recommendation on OER. Moreover, the goal is to discuss how to create an open education ecosystem and seize the opportunities of the digital transformation in education and training.
Opening Up Member States: “Opening Up Balkans” As Regional Pilot For Openness
The Government of the Republic of Slovenia would like to take advantage of the momentum it has created with its activities in open education on both national and international levels and align all main policy making bodies in the Western Balkans region into an integrated initiative. This follows the idea of the “Opening up the Balkans initiative" satellite.
UNEVOC Network: Perspectives for OER in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
The UNEVOC Network session convenes a workshop to inform about and discuss issues related to OER in TVET. The area of vocational education has thus far mostly been neglected when it comes to OER and MOOCs. UNESCO-UNEVOC has engaged in a new initiative to support UNESCO member States and UNEVOC Network members to stimulate the development of OER in the field of TVET with the aim of bridging education and work, reinforcing employability of learners, and fostering
Right copyright for open education worldwide
The Right copyright session is organized by the Slovenian Intellectual Property Institute, which is the partner organization of Creative Commons Slovenia, in cooperation with Communia, the International Association on the digital public domain.
The aim of the 90 minute session is to raise awareness among all Open Education stakeholders, and in particular among government representatives from UNESCO member states. We want to discuss how to include activities on copyright reform in efforts supporting the development of Open Education policies.
Arab OER Forum: Advancing the Regional OER Agenda
The “Exploratory Workshop on the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) for Arab States” organized from 21 to 22 November 2016 in Amman led to the establishment of a community of practice, dubbed the Arab OER Forum, to develop regional pilot projects, facilitate collaboration and learning in the five priority areas. An online platform hosted by ALECSO has served as a repository for the community’s outputs, while a Whatsapp group and mailing list served as the primary means for communication. Through a request for proposals initiated by UNESCO a limited number of regional pilot projects linked to the key areas are being supported.
Harnessing OER for the ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (ICT CFT)
This workshop intends to set up the basis for a ‘Network of Champion Institutions’ (NCI), a network of ICT CFT/OER practitioners from participating institutions who will model best practice and share it effectively with others. These experts or ‘champions’ will also offer specific support and advice to others.
Technologies for OER and Open Education: European research projects showcase session
This event presents H2020 Innovation and Research projects, specifically the OER services and tools that originate from them. These facilitate improvement of information literacy of people from all societal sectors, serve as indispencable tools of policy makers in education and influence the way we learn directly.
Open Education Policy Workshop: Resources, Practices, Infrastructure
This event welcomed all attendees of the OER Congress to join OER stakeholders from around the world for a discussion about the 10 themes that represent big ideas for Open Education in the next decade.
OER and the importance of Open Educators
The event ran in a participatory and open way and relied on a few experts opinions that debated in light of the OEF results, shading a light on possible new strategies to increase the capacity of university educators to work with OEF and open approaches.
Encourage open educational resources by blended learning – development and application of blended learning curriculum
The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in higher education is inevitable. Their use in educational processes has many advantages and can improve their quality if used appropriately. In recent years, the use of blended learning has increased among educators and teachers. Blended learning is characterized by combining distance learning through digital media with traditional classroom learning (face-to-face learning). At the event, we want to present and discuss the Erasmus+ Environmental Protection and Natural Disasters project results.
OER in non-English-speaking countries
To contribute to one of the 2nd World OER Congress objectives “showcasing the world’s best practices in OER policies and initiatives as well as OER experts”, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education organized a special session on OER in non-English-speaking countries as a satellite event of the Congress. The session is intended to provide a platform for the exchange of opinions on the challenges and opportunities for the promotion and use of OER in non-English-speaking countries. The event will include introduction, presentation of country case studies and panel discussion.
KEN Workshop on OER and university didactics
University didactics remains an under-appreciated subject, and with OER it has become much easier for professors to upgrade and enrich their teaching performance. Besides raising awareness of this plain fact, cases of good practice are going to be presented.
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