Advocacy, Sesitization and Development of OER Policy for Provincial Education Ministries in Sri Lanka
With the objective of providing direction in the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) to increase access to and support quality teaching and learning in the school education system in Sri Lanka, an advocacy program was conducted leading to the development of draft OER policies for the Provincial Ministries of Education, representing the nine provinces of the country. This paper discusses the procedures, challenges and outcomes of this process. // Paper ID 133
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