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Submissions/Lessons Learned from the development of National OER strategies

From Wikimania 2010 • Gdańsk, Poland • July 9-11, 2010


This is an open submission for Wikimania 2010.

Title of the submission

Lessons learned from the development of national OER strategies

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)


Author of the submission

Melissa Hagemann, Jan-Bart de-Vreede, Everton Zanella Alvarenga, Alek Tarkowski

E-mail address or username (if username, please confirm email address in Special:Preferences)

mhagemann@sorosny.org (main contact for submission), janbart@wikimedia.org, everton137@gmail.com, alek@creativecommons.org

Country of origin

USA, The Netherlands, Brazil, and Poland

Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

Open Society Institute, Kennisnet Foundation/Wikimedia Foundation, OER-Brazil, Polish Coalition for Open Education,

Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)

We will look at the experiences of the development of national open educational resources (OER) strategies in the Netherlands, Poland and Brazil and discuss what lessons can be learned to support further expansion of OER globally.

The basics of OER will be reviewed followed by a discussion of lessons learned from:

  • the Wikiwijs Project in the Netherlands which is an initiative of the Dutch Government
  • OER-Br, a coalition advocating for OER policy and projects in Brazil
  • the Coalition for Open Education in Poland which is advocating for OER policy and projects

What can we learn about community building, advocacy, and project implementation from these national initiatives? How can we foster closer collaboration between national projects to enable lessons learned to be easily shared? These questions and more will be discussed by the panel.

Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)

Knowledge and Collaboration

Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

Yes, but if the presentation is accepted, we would request that it be held on the first day of Wikimania, due to prior commitments.

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