The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), an intergovernmental organization with an internationally recognized mandate for education, was in the vanguard of the OER movement, helping to name and promote it. This grant will enable UNESCO to continue informing national and institutional policymakers about OER’s importance in accelerating high-quality education and also to help embed OER within teacher training systems. Through these activities, UNESCO will use its influence and convening power to urge countries to mainstream OER into their national policy and practice.
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for international OER capacity building
As mentioned in our budget memo, this project proposes to continue the momentum gained during the World OER Congress by implementing OER projects at the secondary and tertiary levels in four regions: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia-Pacific, and the Arab States. UNESCO proposes a series of regional workshops to support OER advocacy, policy development, and teacher training initiatives. This work complements the Commonwealth of Learning OER project, also proposed on this docket.
for studying the use of open content educational resources in developing countries