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Open Educational Resources: Report on online forum now available

05-04-2006 (Paris)
Open Educational Resources:  Report on online forum now available
For 6 weeks at the end of last year, some 480 individuals from 90 countries came together virtually to take part in an Internet discussion forum on "Open Educational Resources" hosted by UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP).
The Final report from the discussion forum that was supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is now available.

The forum was intended to support information exchange and reflection upon the potential of Open Educational Resources (OER – resources, particularly in this case course elements and materials, that are freely available on the Internet for consultation, use and adaptation), and to consider the experience of a number of providers and users. The vibrant debate – more than 700 messages were exchanged over the six-week period – benefited from the expert input of some of the most innovative and committed OER practitioners and advocates.

The highlights of that debate have been captured in the forum report, which is now available online as either a PDF document or on the project web site.

Informal discussion is continuing in an ongoing Community of Interest. A second formal forum will be held jointly with OECD in late 2006.

To join the community, send a request to Susan D’Antoni at virtual.university@iiep.unesco.org.
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