UNESCO Releases 2012 Paris OER (Open Educational Resources) Declaration During World Congress
The declaration (embedded below) was released by UNESCO during the 2012 OER Congress that concluded today in Paris.
What are open educational resources?
From the Paris OER Declaration:
Open Educational Resources (OER) was coined at UNESCO’s 2002 Forum on Open Courseware and designates “teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. Open licensing is built within the existing framework of intellectual property rights as defined by relevant international conventions and respects the authorship of the work”
Learn More About OER:
- Program and Speakers/Presentations (Thurs ||| Fri) from the World Congress
- New: Survey on Governments’ Open Educational Resources (OER) Policies (Also Embedded Below)
- UNESCO OER Website
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.