As a series of actions to bridge the recent 2021 OEGlobal Online conference with the upcoming May 2022 in-person Congress in Nantes, we invite open educators to enrich the UNESCO Recommendation on OER by using Hypothes.is web annotation to add information, examples, commentary to specific portions of the five action areas.
You can add annotations using any information you have direct knowledge of. But as a good starting point, we are inviting anyone to connect presentations, resources, discussions from the OEGlobal Conference directly to the Recommendation. You can find in the Pressbook several ways to locate conference details.
Look soon for more announcements as we roll out activities over the next few months, focusing on one action area at a time. But you can be like Rosa the Annotator who adds something every time she comes across a relevant detail in her research, her readings, and her social media browsing.
Join us anytime in annotating the OER Recommendation.
I heard from Rosa The Annotator again. She suggested a new short video how one might annotate via scanning the text of the Recommendation and looking for a specific phrase where a note might be attached.
In this case, in the OER Recommendation Pressbook we are looking at Action Area (iii) or Encouraging effective, inclusive and equitable access to quality OER and specifically, item (b) under article 13, or:
supporting OER stakeholders to develop gender-sensitive, culturally and linguistically relevant OER, and to create local language OER, particularly in indigenous languages which are less used, under-resourced and endangered;
I focused on the text for linguistically relevant OER and attached a note pointing to the Darakht-e Danesh Library (“knowledge tree” in Dari) offers a collection of OER for learners in Afghanistan available in 8 different languages spoken there. See this annotation in context and if you know of more examples of linguistically relevant OER they can be added as a reply.
Rosa is eager to see what more annotations will appear.
Our first focus session on an action area launches November 30 when we invite you to annotate and discuss specifically the Building Capacity Action Area. See the Three Day Focus post for more details, including discussion of the action area, specific prompts for a detailed list of actions, an invite to a live annotation session.