Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages: a state of the art report

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LangOER publications & reports

Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages: a state of the art report  - July 2014
This report presents the results of an in-depth investigation and analysis of Open Educational Resources (OER) in 23 languages, including the target languages of the LangOER consortium: Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Swedish. Target languages have also been extended to more European languages, regional and minority languages (RML) such as: Catalan, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Flemish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latgalian, Norwegian, Romanian and Welsh. The investigation also included a more global overview by using languages such as English, French, and German for reference
The scope of this report is to present the state of the art of OER in less used languages, and to frame some current features of relevance for further development.
The study will be translated in several languages (Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Swedish) by early September.

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Open Educational Resources: Opening Access to Knowledge. Vol 14, No 2 (2013): Special Issue IRRODL

Hoy traemos a este espacio el nuevo número especial The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Vol 14, No 2 (2013): Special Issue - Open Educational Resources: Opening Access to Knowledge

Table of Contents


Editorial: Volume 14, Number 2 HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Rory McGreal, Wanjira Kinuthia, Stewart Marshall i-iv

Research Articles

Moving to open educational resources at Athabasca University: A case study HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Cindy Ives, Mary Margaret Pringle 1-13
Open education resources and mobile technology to narrow the learning divide HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Mohamed Ally, Mohammed Samaka 14-27
Mobile authoring of open educational resources as reusable learning objects HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Dr Kinshuk, Ryan Jesse 28-52
Strategies for sustainable business models for open educational resources HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
F.H.T de Langen 53-66
Government support for open educational resources: Policy, funding, and strategies HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Paul Stacey 67-80
Open access scholarly publications as OER HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Terry Anderson 81-95
The logic of national policies and strategies for open educational resources HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Fred Mulder 96-105
Exploration of open educational resources in non-English speaking communities HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Cristobal Cobo 106-128
Visualization mapping approaches for developing and understanding OER HTML PDF MP3 EPUB
Teresa Connolly 129-155

Full Issue

IRRODL Volume 14, Number 2 PDF

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A guide to open educational resources. JISC

Recientemente JISC ha puesto online

A guide to open educational resources


  • What are open educational resources? 
  • Open educational resources – the story so far
  • Finding and sharing open educational resources
  • Open licensing
  • Approaches to releasing, using, reusing and repurposing open educational resources 
  • The rationale for adopting open educational resources
  • Practical guidance: Manage, Find , Use and Reuse, Release, Share, License, Track, Collaborate
  • Benefits case studies: Teacher, Learner, Institution, Communitities

  • What are open educational resources?

    Open educational resources (OER) are learning and teaching materials, freely available online for anyone to use. Examples include full courses, course modules, lectures, games, teaching materials and assignments. They can take the form of text, images, audio, video and may even be interactive.
    Teachers, learners and the general public can access and make use of open educational resources, irrespective of their location or affiliation with any particular institution. Open educational resources are shared via the websites of education providers and through public services like i-Tunes U, SlideShare, YouTube and Jorum.
    Individuals and organisations can create and share their own open educational resources. Once released, the resources can be used by a learner, reused by a teacher, remixed with other resources or repurposed to create new educational materials. While it is not essential to embrace all aspects – release, use, reuse and repurposing – involvement with one aspect tends to lead naturally to another.
    Releasing open educational resources is not simply about putting learning and teaching material online; it involves making the material available in a genuinely open way. Creative Commons or similar licenses are used so that the creator of the resources can retain copyright, while others can copy, distribute, and make some uses of their work.
    OER can be looked upon as a process as well as a set of products. This is because educators need to rethink the way in which they create, use and distribute learning and teaching materials.
    Opening up learning and teaching materials does not equate to providing a free education. Open educational resources are components of a rich educational package which includes staff expertise, institutional facilities, tuition and feedback.

    Para los que aún no sepan que es JISC:

    What is Jisc?

    We drive innovation in UK education and research, and have been doing so for more than 15 years.
    We are a registered charity and work on behalf of UK higher education, further education and skills to champion the use of digital technologies.
    Historically, JISC stood for Joint Information Systems Committee but over the last decade we have evolved and as a company we are now known as Jisc.
    Read more about our strategy and vision »
    View our timeline of achievement »

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    Consultation on "Opening up Education – a proposal for a European Initiative to enhance education and skills development through new technologies. OER

    Hoy traemos a este espacio la
    Consultation on "Opening up Education – a proposal for a European Initiative to enhance education and skills development through new technologies"de la Directorate-General for Education and Culture de la European commission


    Public Consultation on "Opening up Education – a proposal for a European Initiative to enhance education and skills development through new technologies"

    Policy fields


    Target groups

    All stakeholders affected by education and training policies and systems, including school education, vocational education and training, higher education and adult education. Contributions are expected from public authorities, organisations and citizens.

    Period of consultation

    From 13 August 2012 to 13 November 2012

    Objective of the consultation

    The objective of the consultation is to explore the perceived need - mainly but not exclusively among education and training stakeholders – for EU action to promote the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and of ICT in education.
    New technologies, in particular the internet, together with globalisation and the emergence of new education providers, are radically changing the way people learn and teach. Open access to education resources offers an unprecedented opportunity to enhance both excellence and equity in education. The EU aims to help both individual learners and education and training institutions in Member States to benefit from these opportunities and to increase their contribution to society.
    In the last quarter of 2012, the Commission will present a Communication on Rethinking Skills aiming to increase the quantity, quality and relevance of skills supply for higher economic and social outcomes. This will, among other actions, announce a new EU Initiative on "Opening up Education": a proposal to exploit the potential contribution of ICTs and Open Educational Resources (OER) to education and skills development. This new EU initiative on "Opening up Education" will be the topic of a subsequent Communication in mid-2013.

    How to submit your contribution

    We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities:
    If you are a Registered organisation, please indicate the name and address of your organisation and your Register ID number on the first page of your contribution. Your contribution will then be considered as representing the views of your organisation.
    If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to Register now.
    Responses from organisations not registered will be published separately.
    Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement pdf - 59 KB [59 KB] attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

    View the consultation document pdf - 45 KB [45 KB]

    View the questionnaire

    Contact details

    Responsible service: Directorate General for Education and Culture, Unit A2
    Postal address: European Commission
    Directorate-General Education and Culture
    Unit A2 – Skills and Qualification
    MADO 9/60
    B- 1049 Brussels

    View the contributions

    In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

    Protection of personal data

    Specific privacy statement

    Specific privacy statement pdf - 59 KB [59 KB]

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    Fuente: [Directorate-General for Education and Culture de la European commission


    2012 Paris OER Declaration & conferencias : World Open Educational Resources Congress

    Paris oer declaration 01
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    Hoy traemos a este espacio, fruto de la 2012 WORLD OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER) CONGRESS UNESCO, PARIS, JUNE 20-22, 2012 la 2012 PARIS OER DECLARATION .. y es que nos gusta más una lista !! ...

    Una traducción de urgencia google traductor es:

    Recomienda que los Estados, dentro de sus capacidades y facultades:

    a. Fomentar el conocimiento y el uso de los REA. Promover y utilizar REA para ampliar el acceso a la educación en todos los niveles, tanto formal como no formal, en una perspectiva de aprendizaje permanente, contribuyendo así a la inclusión social, equidad de género y las necesidades educativas especiales. Mejorar tanto la eficiencia y la calidad de la enseñanza y el aprendizaje a través de un mayor uso de los REA.

    b. Facilitar un entorno propicio para el uso de Tecnologías de Información y Comunicaciones (TIC). Reducir la brecha digital mediante el desarrollo de una infraestructura adecuada, en particular, conectividad de banda ancha asequible,tecnología generalizada móvil y suministro fiable de energía eléctrica. Mejorar los medios de comunicación y la alfabetización de la información y fomentar el desarrollo y uso de los REA en formatos digitales estándar abierto.

    c. Reforzar el desarrollo de estrategias y políticas sobre REA. Promover el desarrollo de políticas específicas para la producción y uso de los REA dentro de estrategias más amplias para el avance de la educación.

    d. Promover la comprensión y el uso de marcos de concesión de licencias abiertas. Facilitar la reutilización, la revisión, la remezcla y la redistribución de los materiales educativos en todo el mundo a través de licencias abiertas, que se refiere a una serie de marcos que permiten diferentes tipos de usos, respetando los derechos de los titulares de derechos de autor.

    e. Apoyo a la creación de capacidades para el desarrollo sostenible de la calidad de los materiales de aprendizaje. Apoyar a las instituciones, capacitar y motivar a los profesores y demás personal para producir y compartir de alta calidad, recursos educativos accesibles, teniendo en cuenta las necesidades locales y la diversidad de los alumnos. Promover el aseguramiento de la calidad y la revisión de los REA. Fomentar el desarrollo de mecanismos para la evaluación y certificación de los resultados de aprendizaje logrados a través de los REA.

    f. Fomentar alianzas estratégicas para la REA. Disfruta de la evolución de la tecnología para crear oportunidades para el intercambio de materiales que hayan sido distribuidos bajo una licencia abierta, en diversos medios de comunicación y asegurar la sostenibilidad a través de nuevas alianzas estratégicas dentro y entre los de educación, la industria, la biblioteca, los medios de comunicación y telecomunicaciones.

    g. Fomentar el desarrollo y la adaptación de los REA en una variedad de idiomas y contextos culturales. Favorecer la producción y el uso de los REA en los idiomas locales y los diversos contextos culturales para garantizar su pertinencia y accesibilidad. Las organizaciones intergubernamentales deben fomentar el intercambio de REA en todos los idiomas y las culturas, respetando los conocimientos indígenas y los derechos.

    h. Fomentar la investigación sobre los REA. Fomentar la investigación en la que el desarrollo, uso, evaluación y re-contextualización de los REA, así como en las oportunidades y desafíos que presentan, y su impacto en la calidad y la rentabilidad de la enseñanza y el aprendizaje con el fin de reforzar la base científica para la inversión pública en el REA.

    i. Facilitar la búsqueda, recuperación e intercambio de REA. Fomentar el desarrollo de herramientas de fácil uso para localizar y recuperar los REA que son específicos y relevantes a las necesidades particulares. Adoptar las medidas estándares abiertos para garantizar la interoperabilidad y para facilitar el uso de los REA en diversos medios de comunicación.

    j. Fomentar el licenciamiento abierto de materiales educativos producidos con fondos públicos. Los gobiernos y las autoridades competentes pueden crear importantes beneficios para sus ciudadanos, velando por que los materiales educativos desarrollados con fondos públicos se efectuará en las licencias abiertas (con las restricciones que consideren necesarias) con el fin de maximizar el impacto de la inversión.

    Por último dejamos también enlaces y datos  a las conferencias del congreso, entre los que destacamos a los amigos Cristobal Cobo (@cristobalcobo)   y Daniel Villar (@villaronrubia
    de Oxford ,-) un salúo desde Zeviya CalYflato IndePendiente:

    Oportunidad OER Project in Latin America
    Antonio Teixeira
    University of Lisbon
    Cristobal Cobo
    University of Oxford
    United Kingdom
    Andreia Inamorato dos Santos
    Fluminense Federal University
    Marcelo Maina
    Universidad Oberta Catalunya
    Daniel Villar
    Oxford Internet Institute
    University of Oxford
    united Kingdom
    Joint presentation (  PDF - ODP - Presentation abstract )
    (leer más...) Fuente: [UNESCO]