Panels and Discussions
The UNESCO OER Recommendation: Opportunity and Challenges
In this workshop we will present the UNESCO OER Recommendation and discuss key ongoing initiatives to support its implementation from the ICDE OER Francophone Africa working group, capacity building activities and project. In addition, we will go into findings and recommendations for the way forward based on the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee Survey. Finally, Participants will be invited to interact with international experts on opportunities and challenges of the OER UNESCO Recommendation in the context of COVID-19.
International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), Norway
Torunn Gjelsvik (born 1970) has more than 16 years of experience from the field e-learning and ICT in education. As head of development for the E-learning Centre at BI Business School and rector and managing director of two Norwegian online schools Torunn has developed both highly strategic and operative expertise in distance and flexible education, social media and the use of technology in teaching and learning. In 2013 Torunn was engaged as project manager for Flexible Education Norway and published the report: «Innovation and challenge – pedagogical development of Norwegian distance education institutions 1995-2015». Since 2015 Torunn Gjelsvik has been engaged as Senior Adviser and project responsible at International Council for Open and Distance Education – ICDE, the leading global membership organization for online, open, flexible and technology enhanced education. In 2016 Torunn took place in the orientation board of the French National Center for Distance Education - CNED.
As Technology Director at HEC, Jacques leads collaborative initiatives in technological R&D, in cooperation with French universities, high-tech companies from the Systematic Paris Region cluster and academic partners from Europe and French-speaking Africa.
These projects involve next-generation networks, distance learning as well as evaluation and learning analytics.
Jacques is the coordinator for the PERICLES project, an e-education project from the national Investments for the Future program (Programme des Investissements d'Avenir).
He is a member of the French delegation to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36, Secretary for AUNEGE, the French OER repository for Management & Economics, a member of the Steering Committee for Telecommunications at Systematic Paris Region and an expert for the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation.
ICDE/ Swedish Association for Distance Education, Sweden
I am an expert, advisor, evaluator and consultant at national and international level on e-learning, blended learning, open and online flexible learning, distance education, innovative learning spaces and technology enhanced/enabled learning (TEL), including OER and MOOCs (OOFAT). I have a special focus on quality, benchmarking, quality assurance and quality enhancement at policy and strategic level, innovation and utilization of ICT, personal learning, and digital leadership. I have a long career at Lund University, Sweden (20 years), but also at national level in the areas of OOFAT and quality assurance and quality enhancement at policy and strategic level. At Lund University
(LU) I was the one who introduced MOOCs, and was responsible for the LU strategies, and
frameworks for e-learning and MOOCs. In addition, I have worked at several universities, and municipalities in Sweden as consultant, advisor and expert in open online learning and quality as for example The University of Art, Craft and Design, Lulea Technical University and Dalarna University. I was in the international review team for The Mid University (2014), and Uppsala University (2015) for their e-learning strategies.I work in national and international associations in the area of open online learning and education, serving as board member or on consultancy base.
In total I have over 40 years professional experiences in the pedagogical and educational sector.
I work with ICoBC International Council on Badges and Credentials
I work in close collaboration with International Council for Open and Distance, (ICDE) on open online and distance education https://www.icde.org