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This is from Abel Caine:
UNESCO is a member of the Open Educational Quality Initiative (OPAL) which aimed to create a new open educational practices (OEP) framework.
Open educational practices were defined as practices which support the production, use and reuse of open educational resources (OER) which help learners, educational professionals, organizational leaders, and policy makers to improve quality in higher education and adult education and training.
UNESCO’s responsibility within the OPAL Initiative was to:
1. Build a Clearinghouse of at least 100 of the best open educational practices; and
2. Assist at least 50 organizations to apply an OEP Maturity self-assessment
We are close to achieving our goal and with the Initiative ending on 31st December 2012, we are making a final big Call to all members of the global OER community.
If you are currently working with OER or open educational practices, we would like to invite you to submit your practice to the OPAL Clearinghouse.
This is a very quick fill-in-form (approximately 5 minutes) which allows you to share your best practices.
If you feel your organization already practices open education or is ready to move into open educational practices, then please take the time to complete the OPAL Maturity Assessment:
This is a comprehensive mapping exercise based on the OPAL Guidelines (approximately 25 minutes).
Please excuse any cross-posting and don’t hesitate to contact both myself or Ms. Molly Malone (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any help to complete the uploading of a practice or the self-assessment. We’d appreciate it if you could please also forward this message to your OER colleagues and look forward to your submissions.
- OERu Founding Anchor Partner Statements — An inspiration for OER adoption (downes.ca)
- OER university (learningwithtechs.wordpress.com)
- UNESCO and COL release open education policy document for higher education (creativecommons.org)
- UNESCO recommends open educational resources (h-online.com)