The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), an intergovernmental organization with an internationally recognized mandate for education, was at the vanguard of naming and promoting the Open Educational Resources movement. This grant would enable UNESCO to inform national and institutional policymakers about the importance of OER for accelerating high-quality education for all and to help embed OER within teacher training systems. Through these activities, UNESCO would use its influence and convening power to facilitate a critical mass of countries to mainstream OER in 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