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OLCOS Presents at OECD/CERI Expert Meeting in Barcelona

OECD MeetingOn invitation of OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), project co-ordinator Veronika Hornung-Prähauser (Salzburg Research, AT) and Viola Naust (Fernuniversität Hagen, DE) presented the objectives, approaches and first results of OLCOS at the second expert meeting on Open Educational Resources (OER) in Barcelona, Spain. This expert meeting was jointly organised by CERI and the regional government of Catalonia and centred on three themes:

1. Motivations, benefits and barriers for institutions producing OER
2. Usability, quality and validation issues regarding the use of OER
3.Policy implications of OER.

The meeting was introduced by Carlos González, Manager of the Free Software Office from the Generalitat de Catalunya, and Tom Schuller Head of OECD/CERI.

The presentation showed a lot of similarities between OLCOS and the CERI study on OER, only OLCOS it is more practically oriented. One of its aims is to develop an awareness raising video and online tutorials about how to search, produce and modify, share, and publish and license open educational resources. Furthermore it will provide collections of best practice regarding content repositories, institutional policies regarding OER, open licensing approaches and tools and standards for producing OER. OLCOS have also started to look at “driver and enablers” as well as “stumbling blocks” for policies and business models, open educational practices and OER systems and tools.

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