Quality in Open Education matters now!
Online discussion and MOOC follow up UNESCO World OER Congress 2017
The second international World OER Congress 2017 led to the approval of the Ljubljana OER Action Plan and a revival of the quality debate. Experts and national delegates from 111 countries adopted the 41 recommended actions by acclamation. All United Nations’ Member States are urged to mainstream open-licensed resources building knowledge societies and to achieve the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Quality Education. A plenary panel of the UNESCO and ICDE Chairs in OER was emphasizing the need to take on the momentum. “We were pleased and excited to follow up the quality focus in Open Education with online discussions and a dedicated MOOC”, beams Christian M. Stracke, ICDE Chair in OER from the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands.