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How International Cooperation can Boost the Uptake of OER for Higher Education and Life-Long Learning

Date Thursday, Nov 24  Time   –    Room Knight

The session welcomes participants from various linguistic or geographic communities. It presents the experience of developing and using OER through international cooperation in different areas, especially Africa and Latin America and shows how the support of the international community can be channeled to support these cooperative projects.

UNESCO will provide a global perspective on the implementation of the OER Recommendation and its current implementation progress.


  • Learn about successful projects for international collaboration in developing OER in anglophone, lusophone and francophone countries.
  • Learn about OERs from various language-specific perscpectives.

OEB speaker Torunn Gjelsvik

Torunn Gjelsvik

Secretary General, International Council for Open and Distance Education, ICDE, Norway

OEB speaker Carlos Alberto Pereira de Oliveira

Carlos Alberto Pereira de Oliveira

Fellow Researcher, Laboratory of Technological Innovation in Health at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

OEB speaker Zeynep Varoglu

Zeynep Varoglu

Digital Innovation and Transformation Section, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO, France


OEB speaker Jacques Dang

Jacques Dang

Secretary of the Board, L'Université Numérique, France