Contributed by: ICDE Secretariat
On June 5–9 2017 Khanty-Mansiysk successfully hosted the World Expert Meeting on Multilingualism in Cyberspace for Inclusive Sustainable Development within the framework of the IX International IT Forum featuring BRICS and SCO countries and within the UNESCO Intergovernmental Information for All Programme (IFAP).
Gard Titlestad, ICDE Secretary General presented on the Open Education Resources and Lesser Used Languages to this Global Expert Meeting, which was attended by more than 100 experts from 36 countries– representatives of intergovernmental, international, regional and national nongovernment organizations, universities, research centres, state ruling bodies and cultural, educational, research, information and communication agencies. Presentation and further information can be viewed here.
The final document outcome from the world meeting titled ‘Ugra Declaration On Preserving Languages And Promoting Linguistic Diversity In Cyberspace For Inclusive Sustainable Development’ is now available and can be viewed here.
Work from the LangOER Policy consultation in 2016 also supported the work on promotion of learning and teaching of less used European languages by linking them to the global challenges of Open Education. Further information can be found here.
For the latest developments on OER policy visit the congress website of the 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress: OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action that took place in 18-20 September 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia here.