UNESCO-UNEVOC Virtual Conference on Open Educational Resources in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (VC OER in TVET)
- When: 9 to 18 November 2017
- Where: UNESCO-UNEVOC TVeT Forum
- Moderators: Robert Schuwer, Ben Janssen
- Language: English (contributions in French and Spanish are welcome)
- To join: sign up here
Sharing knowledge is what education is all about. How come that so many educational resources are difficult and expensive to share?
The term Open Educational Resources (OER) has been adopted at the first Global OER Forum in 2002 in Paris, organized by UNESCO. It is defined as ”any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them.” The internet has become a massive open online library of knowledge and information that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. There is an enormous amount of free and open resources that can be used to support teaching, learning and research, just think of Wikipedia, YouTube, Khan Academy and MOOCs.
In this virtual conference, we aim to promote the use of OER in and for TVET and discuss their potential to transform learning. How can mobile and digital technologies be harnessed that allow us to access information and contents for learning literally at our fingertips?