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1 World OER Congress 20 – 22 June 2012 Summary of Day 1 Zeynep Varoglu, ICT in Education Programme Specialist, CI Sector, UNESCO Image:

2 World OER Congress 20 – 22 June 2012 Summary Day 1 HIGH LEVEL SESSION ON OER IN EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA Moderated by: Mr. Indrajit BANERJEE, UNESCO Mr Angelo VANHONI, Chamber of Deputies, Brazil Ms Milena DAMYANOVA, Deputy Minister of Education, Bulgaria Mr Igor OSTROWSKI, Vice-Minister of Administration and Digital Affairs, Poland Mr David PORTER, Executive Director, BC Campus, Canada Mr Hal PLOTKIN, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Under Secretary of Education, USA

3 World OER Congress 20 – 22 June 2012 Europe and Latin America OER part of a larger movement linked to access to knowledge Knowledge is a collective social good. Introduction of legislation Discussion of importance of content and teaching in relation to infrastructure Links/differences between practice and policy. Transforming the opportunities of OER to realities at the policy level

4 World OER Congress 20 – 22 June 2012 HIGH LEVEL SESSION ON OER IN THE ARAB STATES AND ASIA AND THE PACIFIC Moderated by: Mr Dendev BADARCH, UNESCO Moscow Office H.E. Dr. Samira AL MOOSA, Permanent Delegate of Oman to UNESCO will provide a contribution of H.E. Dr. Madiha AL SHAIBANI, Minister of Education, Sultanate of Oman Letuimanu’asina Dr Emma KRUSE VA'AI, Deputy Vice Chancellor, National University of Samoa, Samoa Dr Chul-kyun KIM, President, Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS), Korea

5 World OER Congress 20 – 22 June 2012 Asia and the Pacific & The Arab States Challenges of small island states and their similarities to challenges of larger countries - VUSSC experience Korea’s Smart Education and Digital Textbook initiative Importance of rational use of resources for the creation of commonly used courses.

6 World OER Congress 20 – 22 June 2012 SUMMARY OF THE 6 REGIONAL OER POLICY FORUMS Moderated by: Sir John DANIEL, Project Director and Ms Stamenka UVALIĆ- TRUMBIĆ, Senior Consultant January Anglophone Caribbean - Barbados February Africa - Pretoria, South Africa March Latin America - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April Europe and North America - Cambridge, UK April Asia and the Pacific - Bangkok, Thailand May Arab States - Muscat, Oman

7 World OER Congress 20 – 22 June 2012 PANEL DISCUSSION 1: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES FOR OER Moderator: Mr Joshua MALLET, Ministry of Education, Ghana

8 World OER Congress 20 – 22 June Mr Dirk Van Damme, CERI, OECD - Dr Sounaglo OUEDRAOGO, OIF - Mr Magnus MALNES, European Students Union, Belgium - Ms Edith MORAES, Plan CEIBAL, Uruguay - Dr. Mansoor AL AWAR, Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University, United Arab Emirates - Prof. Guido Langouche, International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education, Netherlands

9 World OER Congress 20 – 22 June 2012 Debate: Issues and Challenges Policy making, need for evidence based research in OER Importance of the role of Students in OER discussions Need to ensure local content (before its too late!!) Innovative projects – CEIBAL Quality assurance issues

10 World OER Congress 20 – 22 June 2012 Discussion Reforming regulatory framework to accomodate OER Going back to business models – no such thing as a free lunch, but some authors live off means other than their published works… OER changing knowledge structure/way of sharing knowledge – Redefining the role of the learner and the teacher

11 World OER Congress 20 – 22 June 2012 PANEL DISCUSSION 2: GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES ON THE PARIS DECLARATION ON OER Moderator: Mr Janis KARKLINS, Assistant Director General, Sector for Communication and Information, UNESCO - Hon. Ms Mariama ALI, Minister of Education, Niger - Mr Xavier Prats MONNE, Deputy Director-General, DG EAC, Belgium - Ms Mojca ŠKRINJAR, State Secretary Education, Science, Culture and Sport, Slovenia

12 World OER Congress 20 – 22 June 2012 The question that echoed through the room……... Are OERs fixing a problem or a new way to learn??

13 World OER Congress 20 – 22 June 2012 Panel 2 IGOs should build on each other’s strengths EU Commission making a huge investment in ED in future workplans Development of E- materials – discussion of the E –Ecosystem.. Importance of Private/Public partnerships for meeting the challenges of the digital divide

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