This webinar is intended to raise awareness and share knowledge on issues related to quality (UNESCO OER Action Area 3). It will highlight innovative initiatives at institutional or national level with a view to sharing best practices.
This action area states:
13. Member States are encouraged to support the creation, access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation and redistribution of inclusive and equitable quality OER for all stakeholders. These would include those learners in formal and non-formal education contexts irrespective of, inter alia, age, gender, physical ability, and socio-economic status, as well as those in vulnerable situations, indigenous peoples, those in remote rural areas (including nomadic populations), people residing in areas affected by conflicts and natural disasters, ethnic minorities, migrants, refugees, and displaced persons. In all instances, gender equality should be ensured, and particular attention paid to equity and inclusion for learners who are especially disadvantaged due to multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination. Member States are recommended to consider the following:
(e) incentivizing the development and research of OER; and
(f) developing and adapting existing evidence-based standards, benchmarks and related criteria for the quality assurance of OER, as appropriate, which emphasize reviewing educational resources (both openly licensed and not openly licensed) under regular quality assurance mechanisms.
The discussion will examine the following questions:
The dimensions of ‘OER quality:
How do traditional higher education QA structures address OER?
What are the new trends? What are the challenges?
What are the research findings on quality models and quality attributes for OER?
How can OER metadata impact on the quality of OER?
Emerging technologies and OER in a rapidly changing OER landscape
What is the role of innovative technologies in enhancing the quality of OER?
Are there best practices and recommendations that might be of relevance for improving the quality of OER?
This webinar aims to bring together representatives of Ministries of Education and/or educational Institutions, OER experts, Education policy makers, Education specialists, NGOs working in the field of OER.
The webinar will be held on Thursday, 10 March 2022, starting at 16:00 CET, for a duration of 1 hour on Zoom. Interpretation will be available in English and French.
Dr. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Karlsruhe
Dr Ellen Francine Barbosa, Associate Professor, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science (ICMC), University of São Paulo (USP)
Mr Davor Orlic, Chief Operating Officer, International Research Center of Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI)
Mr Peter J. Wells, Chief, UNESCO Higher Education Section, Education Sector, UNESCO