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Opening Keynote: Open Educational Resources: sharing content and knowledge differently is a driver of innovation in education
Technology is profoundly changing the way we live, communicate and learn. In education it allows us to access content and resources in different ways than we use to do in the past. Educators and learners themselves increasingly benefit from the access to learning resources, which – if properly licensed – are ‘open educational resources’. But the benefits of OER reach well beyond improved accessibility and cost; OER have the potential to become a truly innovative force in education and learning. OER might change the way we design teaching and learning processes and institutional arrangements in the future, for example by fostering collaborative practices among teachers and learners. They can also change the way we produce, share and distribute human knowledge. They challenge the way we think about intellectual property. But proclaiming these potential benefits among a community of believers is not enough: much more evidence is needed about the ways OER are used and on how they are impacting on teaching and learning.
Prof. Dr. Dirk Van Damme (OECD)
Prof. Dr. Dirk Van Damme currently is Head of the Innovation and Measuring progress division in the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD in Paris, where among other projects he leads work on innovation in education and open educational resources. He is also professor of educational research at the University of Ghent in Belgium and has been chief of staff of education ministers in the Flemish Government (Belgium)”.