30 November 2022
The event will focus on the implementation of the UNESCO 2019 Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER), which is the only global normative instrument in the field of technology in education. It supports the creation, use, and adaptation of inclusive and quality OER through five areas of action: building the capacity of stakeholders; developing supportive policies for OER; encouraging inclusive and equitable quality OER; nurturing the creation of OER models and international cooperation.This regional Consultation in Asia and the Pacific will provide an opportunity to engage in a dialogue with the main stakeholders of the OER Recommendation and to provide information, expertise, and guidance on the implementation and monitoring of the recommendation.
It will bring together governmental stakeholders, in particular National Commissions for UNESCO, Ministries responsible for Education and/or Ministries responsible for Communication and Information, educational institutions, as well as civil society representatives.
The overall objectives of this initiative are to:
- Raise awareness of ongoing activities in the region on the implementation of the OER Recommendation by different stakeholders.
- Provide an overview of the draft Policy Guidelines to support the implementation of the OER Recommendation, with a view to ensuring inputs from stakeholders.
- Provide an overview of the draft Capacity Building Guidelines to support the implementation of the OER Recommendation, with a view to ensuring inputs from stakeholders.
A Circular Letter (CL/4398) inviting Member States to report on the 2019 OER Recommendation by 31 January 2022 has been sent Director-General. Member States are encouraged to organize the necessary consultations within and outside the concerned ministries and institutions, including with professional associations, civil society and private sector partners and National Commissions for UNESCO.
The guidelines for the preparation of first monitoring of the implementation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation include the questionnaire that will be used by Member States to report on the implementation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation in the 2022-2023 period.
The Secretariat will subsequently prepare a synthesis report covering the period from November 2019 to 2023. The first synthesis report will be considered by the Executive Board at its 217th session in autumn 2023 and then by the General Conference at its 42nd session.
Please find the guidelines here!
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Learning for All: guidelines on the inclusion of learners with disabilities in open and distance learning
Обучение для всех: Руководящие принципы по вовлечению учащихся с инвалидностью в открытое и дистанционное обучение
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Барлығына арналған білім: Мүгедектігі бар оқушыларды ашық және қашықтықтан білім алуға тарту бойынша басшылық қағидаттар
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Билим―бардыгы үчүн: Майыптыгы бар окуучуларга ачык жана аралыктан билим берүү боюнча жетектөөчү принциптер
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To check the open and distance learning preparedness for learners with disabilities in emergency situations UNESCO developed and translated:
The Open Education Resources (OER) Publications
- The UNESCO OER Recommendation (EN)
- OER on UNESDOC (EN)
- IITE OER Library (EN/RU)
- OER Country Policy Development Template (RU) Provides useful practical guidelines for developers of national policies and strategies in the field of OER, particularly on the issues related to intellectual property rights and licensing, the development of curricula and materials, selection and acquisition of content and formats, as well as quality assurance for open content. Download "doc" vesion.
Promotion of the OER Recommendation and Teaching Learners with Disabilities
Open Educational Resources as a partnership platform for musical libraries from Independent States
16 October 2014, Almaty
UNESCO Almaty supported the "The music library of the CIS project and the conference attended by library and information specialists from Musical Universities of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Russia, Tajikistan and Ukraine. The Librarians signed the Memorandum based on the Paris Declaration on Open Educational Resources (OER), helping to librarians in sharing and dissemination of creative commons musical publications.
Ensuring Inclusion of Learners with Disabilities in Open and Distance Learning
8 July 2021, Almaty, Sub-Regional: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
OER based Journalism education and training platform
10 March 2022, Almaty, Sub-Regional: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
Based on the following MOOCS:
- Course on the Safety of Journalists
- Reporting on Climate Change and Sustainable Development
- Conflict-Sensitive Reporting
- Reporting on Violence against Women and Girls
Webinar on Inclusion of Learners with Disabilities in Open and Distance Learning in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan
1 December 2021, Bishkek, Sub-Regional: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan
Belarus expands access to vocational education for learners with disabilities
9 December 2021, Minsk, Sub-Regional: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan.
Workshop on the ICT Competency Framework for Teachers / Open Educational Resources
17 December 2021
UNESCO Paris organized a workshop aimed to introduce The ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (ICT CFT) to persons responsible for teacher training, namely Ministry of Education officials, Teacher Training Instructors officials, pre-and in-service teacher trainers, as well as instructional designers and curriculum developers.