Full Name (abbr.): OER Guidelines OER for Higher Education Stakeholders
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Objective of the initiative

In support of #SDG4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all, considering #SDT09c - significantly increase access to ICT and strive to provide universal & affordable access to internet in LDCs.

The draft guidelines are intended to help key stakeholder groups (governments, higher education institutions, teaching staff, student bodies, quality assurance/accreditation bodies and academic recognition bodies) as they assess the implications of OER for their future policies and actions.

Possible or Committed Parties to this Initiative

As a continuation of the COL-UNESCO initiative: Taking OER Beyond the OER Community: Policy and Capacity, we developed draft Guidelines for OER in Higher Education. These guidelines are a follow-up to a recommendation made at the Policy Forum on OER held at UNESCO, Paris on 1 December 2010.


consultation ends 21/9/2011; There will be an online forum 19 - 23 September 2011.

Draft guidelines for public comments are provided at the community website.

In this Actor Atlas, the draft guidelines are addressed as a voluntary statutory instrument, and therefor included in Education Resource Book.

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