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OERcamp.global 2021 – an Unconference on OER

The first 48-hour Festival for Open Educational Resources

December 09–11, 2021 | globally | BarCamp | via Zoom

What is the OERcamp.global?

The OERcamp is a BarCamp on Open Education and Open Educational Resources (OER). “BarCamp” means that everyone can contribute to the programme by submitting their sessions. It is a user-generated (un-)conference. A BarCamp is not only about sharing knowledge: Open issues, ongoing activities and joint reflection can take place in sessions, as well. It’s about sharing and co-creating knowledge, the open way!

The event communication will be in English. Workshop sessions in any other language are highly welcomed! 

The OERcamp.global is hosted by the German Commission for UNESCO and Agentur J&K – Jöran und Konsorten, which has been hosting OERcamps since 2012.

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Registration is free! It only takes a few minutes to complete the registration form.

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Open Call for Sessions will start on 26 October 2021.

OERcamp.global 2021 | December 09–11, 2021 | via Zoom
The first 48-hour Festival for Open Educational Resources

How will it work?

The opening session of OERcamp.global will start on 9 December at 2pm CET. 
We will have 48 hours of sessions and plenary hours, so that everyone can choose the time of the day (or night) to participate in the event.

OERcamp.global will take place in a format called ‘BarCamp’. This unconference format invites everyone to contribute to the programme. It’s an open and participatory event, made of user-generated workshop-events.

Why an OERcamp.global?

Let’s celebrate OER! Let’s share our knowledge, experience and resources! Let’s get to know each other, as individuals, as organisations, globally! Let’s talk about our projects, our aims, our hopes, and also about our doubts and challenges.

OER is all about sharing – and why should we stop at geographical borders? We will gather for a 48-hour unconference with practitioners, activists, scientists, nOERds and novices from around the globe. (No, of course, no one has to stay for the full 48 hours. Just pick from the schedule – it’s an all you can learn buffet! ;-)) 

What can you do?

We would like to ask you for three ‘P’s: Participate! Present! Promote!

Participate in the OERcamp.global between 9 and 11 December.

Present your work, share your experiences

Promote the event, spread the word within your communities.

All three activities are crucial. Since there is no huge marketing budget for promoting the event, we will rely on the global network of individuals and organizations in the field of OER to spread the word.

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UNESCO Recommendation on OER

Sessions are welcome on all aspects of OER and Open Education. We especially encourage topics which support the implementation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation regarding the five Areas of Action outlined in the Recommendation:

1. Building the capacity of stakeholders to create, access, re-use, adapt and redistribute OER;
2. Developing supportive policy for OER;
3. Encouraging inclusive and equitable quality OER; 
4. Nurturing the creation of sustainability models for OER; and
5. Promoting and reinforcing international cooperation in OER.

More on OERcamps

OERcamps open up new and contemporary formats for learning based on openness, sharing, personal meaning, participation and equality. They are the appropriate format of education for a time in which we are depending on not only transferring fixed knowledge but also co-creating new knowledge. OERcamps are about sharing, discussing, negotiating solutions for a world in perpetual change.

The OERcamp started as a grassroot movement in Germany in 2012. It has since been awarded the Open Innovation Award, mentioned in the Horizon Report, and highlighted in a UNESCO Report. Learn more about the OERcamps …

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