UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chairs in OER

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2013-11
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McGreal, Rory
Mackintosh, Wayne
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There are now two UNESCO/COL Chairs in OER, one in Canada at Athabasca University (Rory McGreal) and the other in New Zealand at Otago Polytechnic (Wayne Mackintosh). They are working with the UNESCO Chair in OER at the Dutch Open University (Fred Mulder) and the UNESCO Chair in OER at the University of Campinas (Tel Amiel) Brazil. // The co-operating Chairs have agreed on a global Plan of Action that can add value to the voluminous worldwide activity that is already there in the field of OER. We distinguish four main Lines of Action, each championed by one of the Chairs:

  1. Global OER Graduate Network (Open University of the Netherlands);
  2. OER Knowledge Cloud (Athabasca University);
  3. The OER university (Otago Polytechnic); and
  4. K12 initiatives (University of Campinas) to come. and two enabling Lines of Action:
  5. Global OER Map of national and institutional OER initiatives
  6. Global balance in the network of UNESCO Chairs in OER, connected in a UNESCO UNITWIN network. // Paper ID: 38
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Promoting Open Educational Resources,Open Educational Resources (OER)
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