UNESCO, “2012 Paris OER Declaration”
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The Paris Declaration is a product of the World Open Educational Resource Congress, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), that took place in Paris, France, on June 20-22, 2012.
The Declaration builds upon several United Nations and UNESCO declarations and conventions concerning education as a universally human right and the promotion of multilingual and multicultural materials.
The Paris Declaration states:
- Foster awareness and use of OER – contributing to social inclusion and lifelong learning.
- Facilitate enabling environments for ICT – bridge the digital divide.
- Reinforce the development of strategies of policies on OER.
- Promote the understanding and use of open licensing frameworks.
- Support capacity building for the sustainable development of materials – support institutions and teachers in building OER.
- Foster strategic alliances for OER.
- Encourage the development and adaptation of OER in a variety of languages and cultural contexts.
- Encourage research on OER.
- Facilitate finding, retrieving and sharing OER.
- Encourage the open licensing of educational materials produced with public funds.
- What progress has been made on the 10 recommendations since the Paris Declaration?
- Are any of the recommendations obsolete? Which ones, and why?
- Have any of the recommendations been fulfilled? Which ones, and why?
- Do any recommendations need to be updated, adjusted, or strengthened? Which ones, and why?
- Is anything missing from the list? What would you add to it?
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