2. Svetovni kongres o prosto dostopnih izobraževalnih virih septembra v Ljubljani | MIZS
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From Google Translate: "In Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana will be from 18 to 20 September the 2nd World Congress on freely available educational resources (2ndWorld Congress on Open Educational Resources). Five years after the first Congress, which was in 2012 in Paris, participants will have the Ljubljana Congress an opportunity to review the implementation of the Paris Declaration and the debate on the use of freely available educational resources (OER) in achieving the development goals in education. Congress preparing MIZŠ and UNESCO, in cooperation with international institutions Commonwealth of Learning and Creative Commons and with the financial support of the Foundation and William and Flora Hewlett.
Congress will be attended by many ministers and other senior representatives of the Member States of UNESCO and a number of experts in the field of OER and open education. Together, we expect about 400 delegates. Open Access Educational Resources, or OER are teaching materials with open licenses that allow free sharing between teachers and students around the world and it is therefore necessary to promote innovative learning environments in which users can adapt content to their needs. They are extremely valuable tools to facilitate education for all and are key to achieving UNESCO's goals of sustainable development. 2. Slovenia will host the World OER Congress on the proposal of Minister Dr. Maje Makovec Brenčič is written initiative to give back in May 2015. A year earlier, Slovenia hosted a conference of Global Open Education and public initiative presented OpeningupSlovenia or open to Slovenia, which has become a model country in the development of open education. The initiative was supported by then Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova. In September 2014, Irina Bokova Director and Jožef Stefan Institute (IJS) prof. dr. Jadran Lenarčič signed an agreement establishing a UNESCO Chair on open technologies for freely accessible educational resources and open learning (UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Learning) based on PSI in Ljubljana. The main objective of the congress in Ljubljana was to develop an action plan for the use of OER among the 195 Member States of UNESCO, and recommendation of OER, which will be part of the discussion 40th UNESCO General Conference. This prestigious international event Slovenia wishes to emphasize that its vision of free and open access to academic knowledge in the form of open web content, open education and smart technologies, the right approach towards solving the global digital divide in education and knowledge transfer. "