Contributed by: Ebba Ossiannilsson ICDE OER Advocacy Committee, Chair and Ambassador
The ICDE Open Educational Resources (OER) Advocacy Committee (OERAC) will host a Symposium on the theme OER, and OEP for access, equity, equality, quality, inclusiveness, and empowering lifelong learning (Panel), during the Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit 2019: Shape the Future of Lifelong Learning in the Age of Digitization. The conference is hosted by Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and ICDE 11 – 13 February 2019.
The ICDE OER Advocacy Committee work aligned with the United Nation UNESCO Recommendations and the movement from awareness raising, commitment to action, based on the latest Ljubljana statements, SDG, especially SDG4, and Cape Town Declaration 10+.
It is well recognized that Open Educational Resources (OER) serve as catalyst for lifelong learning (LLL), and Continuous Professional Development (CPD), likewise OER is used as microlearning not at least at working places. OER, has the potentials to expand access to lifelong learning opportunities, achieve quality education and establish legal and political frameworks that promote, inter alia, and coordinated partnerships. OER can make significant contributions to the United Nation, UNESCO Sustainability Goals (SDG), especially number 4 on education, with its key pillars of access, equity, equality, quality and inclusion. During the symposium the OERAC worldwide knowledge and experiences will be shared in a dialogue with participants. Concrete steps and actions from the latest initiatives and recommendations will be highlighted and taken forward. The presentation of each panelist will also be followed by questions posed by the audience or the Chairperson. During the full symposium there will be an interactive dialogue with the audience, although initial speeches by the presenters.
Professor, Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson; Chair and Ambassador ICDE OER Advocacy Committee, and Swedish Association for Distance Education, Sweden
ICDE OER Advocacy Committee Chair, Sweden.
Swedish Association for Distance Education, Sweden. Swedish Organization for e-Competence, Sweden
106: The mandate and work by the ICDE OER advocacy committee (Panel)
University of Paris 8, France. Interuniversity Federation of Distance Education, France
The Lifelong Learning Summit in Lillehammer will be an international meeting place where higher education meets business for developing lifelong learning for the future. Researchers and professionals in lifelong learning and ICT in education will exchange and share their research and knowledge with representatives from industries and employers’ organizations.
The speed of digitization is constantly challenging and affecting the way we live, learn, work, communicate and relates to each other in the global society. These challenges require new skills and competencies which lead to increased focus on and demand for lifelong learning by society. Educational providers must thus adapt to the changing needs in society. Employers demand new skills set and competencies.
Ministries and educational authorities must govern in a rapidly changing environment where digitization and globalization are strong drivers for change. How will providers of higher education, researchers, work life organizations and industries, technology suppliers and businesses respond? While digitalization throws up new challenges, it is also the solution to address these. Through enabling accessibility and flexible delivery of new competency training, lifelong learning can be made available to all. However, these solutions to address societal needs of the work force of tomorrow, requires a close collaboration between providers of higher education, researchers, work life organizations and industries, technology suppliers and businesses.
The LLLS19 will focus on
- How will providers of higher education, researchers, work life organizations and industries, technology suppliers and businesses respond?