As we are seeing open education awareness building activity from all around the world, it is timely connect as many of the events and resources during OEweek to the Recommendation on OER.
Like we have done before , the time frame is just when we will be calling for activity. As the act of web annotation is largely asynchronous, you are invited to contribute notes before and after these dates.
We see web annotation as an opportunity to position our open education work by attaching notes in the Recommendation and to learn from the work of others. Attached to specific words of the Recommendation, annotation offer practical and examples of international cooperation from the field, critical discussions, and insights from a global perspective that can be applied to future implementation strategies for the Recommendation.
It brings a layer of conversational ties to relevant words in the document. And as annotation activity increases, just at a glance at this section, may provide an indication of the progress in this action area or more likely, places that can use more notes.
Adding notes can help collectively expand on the meaning and application by connecting to specific words of this section of the OER Recommendation, and be able to share how/where international cooperation is advancing the use and development of OER.
… hopefully self-explanatory, but as simple as working together, on any level, across national boundaries.
Reply to this post (see button below) to generate discussion around international cooperation, what you have seen of it during OEWeek, and/or (please) post them as annotations in the Pressbooks version of the Recommendation.
The Recommendation on OER describes the Fostering and Facilitating International Cooperation action area:
supporting international cooperation between stakeholders to minimize unnecessary duplication in OER development investments and to develop a global pool of culturally diverse, locally relevant, gender-sensitive, accessible, educational materials in multiple languages and formats.
More specifically Article 15 suggests:
To promote the development and use of OER, Member States should promote and reinforce international cooperation among all relevant stakeholders, whether on a bilateral or multilateral basis.
- Participate in the UNESCO OEWeek Webinar on OER Dynamic Coalition Webinar: Quality OER. While not specifically covering this action area, this activity will provide a detailed introduction to the Recommendation and the implementation activities of the Dynamic Coalition.
- Explore the OEGlobal2021 Conference sessions related to the International Cooperation action area and identify elements or resources from them that are related to international efforts to support and develop OER.
- Get Ready to Annotate from our post here in OEG Connect or go directly to the Pressbooks version of the Recommendation .
- See what has been annotated already. You can find this action area and a few annotations already added via this direct link to a note announcing this event .
- Annotate in your preferred language English is not required! See the language versions of the Recommendation that are available now for annotation
Reply Here to the questions above about this action area. What questions do you have? What do you know that might be relevant to contribute as examples?
Share Your OEWeek discoveries as annotations, connecting anything you learned or saw in a live event or an open asset that connect to International Cooperation (or any other part of the Recommendation)
Annotate the part of the OER Recommendation about the International Cooperation Action Area – this link opens to an annotation for this section of the document with an invitation to contribute more to this area, specifically to the points below Article 15. Or annotate any other part of the document
Annotate Together TBA Drop into the OEGlobal Annotation Lab via zoom to annotate together in real time and discuss with colleagues what we are doing.
Track Our Progress with visual summaries of annotation activity via CROWDLAAERS, see summary across all language areas or by:
Participate in any way that works for you, we just hope to enrich the text of the Recommendation with a global perspective on the current implementation of International Cooperation and its relationship to expanding the reach of OER and Open Education in general.