Toronto (CA), October 2017 - The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Executive Committee has voted to establish an OER advocacy committee. The idea was to reinforce advocacy and increase recognition, policy support, uptake, and use and reuse of OER; to promote collaboration within and attention to the field; and to provide supportive advocacy guidance to ICDE members and stakeholders. During the 27th ICDE World Conference in Toronto, Canada, the OER Advocacy Committee will be officially launched.
To mark the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the UNITWIN/OER Chairs, a celebratory workshop will be held 16 October, 15:00-18:00 (GMT -4), at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, the day before the start of the 27th ICDE World Conference.
As part of the celebratory occasion that is supported by UNESCO and jointly sponsored by ICDE, Open Education Consortium, and UNIR, OER Chairs will have a forum for discussions on policy work to better document and support take up of OER. Further information will be made available on the ICDE website in the coming weeks.