OER in your Own language, in your Way

  Full name:  Policy Brief - Open Educational Resources in your Own Language, in your Way
  Year:  2014
  Type:  Policy brief
  Format:  PDF


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This policy brief recognizes the importance for nations to adopt Open Educational Resources in their own language and suggests policy recommendations for governments to take action for the development of OER in Less Used Languages. The document was authored by a team of ICDE staff as part of the LangOER project.

Recommendations for governments
Recognizing the importance for nations to adopt Open Educational Resources in their own language, it is recommended for governments to:

  • Adopt national policies in support of Open Educational Resources in less used languages.
  • Facilitate in partnership with private, public and the educational sector, market places and collaborative arenas for quality OER.
  • Take the leadership in facilitating the development of open frameworks and standards to ease the ability of OER repositories and systems to work together (provide and accept educational content, compatible applications and contextualised services).

LangOER (2014 – 2016) is a European network focused on enhancing the linguistic and cultural components of OER (open educational resources) by offering OER in less used languages and by enhancing sustainability through OER reuse.


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