Workshop

"Workshop on OER Policy & Governance"

About the workshop

The term Open Educational Resources (OER) was coined at the United National Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) 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. The Ministry of Education vision for the OER Program is to establish sustainable and growing open learning practices, and to build a national dynamic and easy to use platform supported by strong partnership framework that enhances educational content and support context. UNESCO, has since the 2012 PARIS OER DECLARATION, with the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, launched projects to assist Member States to develop strategies and policies on OER. UNESCO Doha Office, UNESCO HQ and NCeL hope to contribute to the attainment of this objective through the National Policy and Governance workshop on Open Educational Resources in Saudi Arabia.

Workshop objectives:

• Raise awareness of and harness the potentials of OER in advancing education.
• Facilitate understanding of essential knowledge on OER policy and governance.
• Build capacity of participants in developing sector-wide OER policies.
• Develop the first draft of OER policy for Saudi Arabia.


Date
Program
Training
Organization
Mode/Location
Registration

1-6 December 2015
Pre-workshop Orientation, National Policy and Governance of Open Educational Resources in Saudi Arabia


NCeL


Online
Only registered participants (through respective institutions)


8-10 December 2015
Workshop on National Policy and Governance of Open Educational Resources in Saudi Arabia.

NCeL & UNESCO

Face-to-Face Riyadh
Only registered participants (through respective institutions)

 

Location: Narcissus Hotel & Residence, Riyadh.