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