Announcing Webinar: Equity and Inclusion using Open Educational Resources

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This webinar is the first in a week of webinars held jointly with ODLAA to mark Asia-Pacific Online and Distance Education Week (APODE). Events in conjunction with (EDEN) European Distance Education Week and (USDLA) United States Distance Learning Association Education Week.

Monday 1st November 2021: 1130-1230 NZT (Wellington, NZ)

Trish Chaplin-CheyneOpen Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials aimed at enabling educators to retain, remix, revise, reuse, and redistribute them for free and in perpetuity. With the recent demands made on educators to satisfy the needs of remote learners, there is a growing interest in the OER movement.

The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) established its OER Advocacy Committee in 2017 to increase global recognition of OER and provide policy support for the uptake, use, and reuse of OER. Working alongside the UNESCO OER Recommendations, ICDE has nominated Ambassadors with regional responsibilities. Trish Chaplin-Cheyne is the ICDE Ambassador for Oceania.

In this webinar, Trish will outline the UNESCO OER Recommendations and the way ICDE Ambassadors are working with them. She will also highlight those recommendations that spotlight equity and inclusion factors, across all educational sectors. The webinar will share successes and challenges faced by practitioners.

Presented by Trish Chaplin-Cheyne, SFHEA
Director Learning and Teaching Development, Otago Polytechnic