:sync: OER: A Francophone Outlook on the UNESCO Recommendation & International Cooperation

Authora: Jacques Dang, Ollivier Haemmerle, and Michael Matlosz

UNESCO Area of Focus: Capacity building and Supporting policies
Session Format: Presentation



Ollivier HAEMMERLE is a professor at Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Executive Director for UOH Université Ouverte des Humanités and President of L’Université Numérique, the French association of digital universities.

Michael MATLOSZ is a professor at Université de Lorraine, President of Fondation UNIT, the French Digital University for Science and Engineering. He has served, from 2014 to 2017 as President of the French national research agency, ANR.

Jacques DANG is the Secretary of the board of AUNEGe the digital university for economics & management, as well as of L’Université Numérique, . He is a member of the French delegation to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36 and has served, from 2017 to 2020, as expert for the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation. Jacques is also

  • a member of the board of the International Council of Badges and Credentials
  • a member of Comité d’Habilitation Numérique de la Conférence des Grandes Ecoles, which awards recognition of a Grande Ecole to deliver degrees for online, digital higher education programs
  • a member of the Online Educa Berlin conference global advisory board.


Another great session:

You can also join us on December 4th at OEB (Online Educa Berlin):

Moderator: Torunn Gjelsvik (Secretary General, ICDE)

Introduction: The UNESCO OER Recommendation and UNESCO’s collaboration with the French Digital University and ICDE to support its implementation (UNESCO: Zeynep Varoglu)

1) Ongoing initiatives:

  • ICDE OER Francophone Africa working group and project (French Digital University: Jacques Dang, ICDE: Anaïs Malbrand)
    Presentation and ideas to replicate in other countries
  • ICDE OER Advocacy Committee Survey: findings and recommendations for the way forward (OERAC: Ebba Ossiannilsson)

2) Panel discussion:
Opportunity and challenges of the OER UNESCO Recommendation in the context of COVID-19 (Zeynep, Anaïs, Ebba and Jacques)

2020-11-18-oeg l universite numerique-v4.pdf (1.4 MB)

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