Open Education Resources: Innovation for Development Asha Kanwar and Balasubramanian


Hoy traemos a este espacio  un artículo y su presentación  titulado

Open Education Resources: Innovation for Development 

International Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Learning

University of British Columbia
Faculty of Education
Vancouver, Canada
13 July 2013

Jointly authored by
Professor Asha Kanwar and Dr. K. Balasubramanian
Commonwealth of Learning

Distinguished Colleagues, It is a pleasure and an honour to be here and I am very grateful to the Professor Tom Sork and the organisers for the opportunity. My topic today is: Open Education Resources: Innovation for Development?
I will first look at the Commonwealth context and the issues of development that need to be addressed as a matter of urgency if the internationally agreed development goals are to be achieved by 2015. I will then look at the emergence of OER which are seen as an innovation that cut costs, improve quality and enhance access to education and training. This will lead to the question of whether the development and use of OER are addressing some of the development challenges in many countries of the global south. I will outline some of the strategies that we need to harness OER so that the development objectives can be achieved. Finally, I will share some examples of what my own organization, the Commonwealth of Learning had done to promote OER for development.
But first a word about the Commonwealth of Learning or COL which might well be one of the best kept secrets of beautiful British Columbia.
COL is an intergovernmental organisation, established by Commonwealth Heads of Government when they met in Vancouver in 1987. COL is the only Commonwealth intergovernmental organization to be located outside London. We are very grateful to the Government of Canada for hosting us and for its continued financial and intellectual support. (...)

 Fuente: [ International Perspectives ]