Joint Workshop on Open Educational Resources and Intellectual Property Rights

May 31 – June 1, 2011
Moscow, Russia

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that  permits their free use by others. The term was coined at the 2002 UNESCO Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries [1].

The importance of Open Educational Resources (OER) for the world education community was highlighted in the Communiqué of the 2009 World Conference on Education [2] “The New Dynamics of Higher Education and Research for Societal Change and Development”: ODL approaches and ICTs present opportunities to widen access to quality education, particularly when Open Educational Resources are readily shared by many countries and higher education institutions (UNESCO, Paris, 5-8 July 2009).








Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Official Opening of the Workshop

Dendev Badarch, UNESCO Representative in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation

Mikhail Fedotov, Chairman of the Presidential Council on Development of Civil Society and Human Rights

Current tendencies in OER and UNESCO initiatives in support of the OER movement

Making educational practices more open with OER

Andy Lane, Open University UK


Collaborate to compete

Teresa Connolly, Open University UK


Open Educational Resources in Azerbaijan

Shahnaz Shahbazova, Azerbaijan Technical University, Azerbaijan


The Turkish experience on OER movement: Barriers and enablers

Kursat Cagiltay, METU, Turkey


Open Educational Resources in Russia

Alexei Skuratov, INFORMIKA, Russia


Open Educational Resources in Latvia

Signe Balina, University of Latvia


Ten Years of OER in China: A Legal and Technical Perspective

Stewart Cheifet, University of Nevada, Member of the Advisory Board Creative Commons China Mainland


Open Educational Resources for schools and colleges of Russia – ready-to-use Internet solutions

Alexander Sergeev, Republican Multimedia Centre, Russian Federation


Supporting inclusive lifelong learning: the process of and motivations for learning with OER

Kasia Kozinska, Open University UK


Pedagogical aspects and the ways of using electronic educational resources in the Republic of Belarus

Victor Kazachonak, Belarus State University


School information and educational environment in the context of the Russian initiative “Our New School”

Marina Tsvetkova, BINOM – Laboratory of Knowledge, Russian Federation


UNESCO CI Sector OER Community and OER Platform

Abel Caine, UNESCO


IITE gateway to OER in CIS

Yulia Melnikova, UNESCO IITE


IITE online course on Open Educational Resources

Nina Komleva and Natalia Dneprovskaya, Moscow State University of Electronics and Informatics, Russia

Strategies for the promotion of OER in CIS

Svetlana Knyazeva, UNESCO Moscow Office



Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Open Educational Resources and Intellectual Property Rights: from Copyright to Open Licenses

Creative Commons or Intellectual Tax in the Russian System of Intellectual Property Rights

Ruslan Budnik, UNESCO Chair on Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Rights, National Research University – Higher School of Economics


Digitization of materials in the context of cultural heritage preservation

Elena Voinikanis, UNESCO Chair on Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Rights

Creative Commons licensing – an overview

Tobias Schonwetter, Cape Town University, South Africa


The Birth of a New Copyright Practice: the Chinese Experience with Open Licenses

Chunyan Wang, Creative Commons China


Problems in adaptation of Creative Commons licenses to the Ukrainian legal system

Maksim Naumko, Creative Commons Ukraine


Electronic Licenses in Russia, Creative Commons

Vadim Kolosov, Law Firm Vadim Kolosov


Legal aspects of Creative Commons Licenses use in the Russian Federation

Svetlana Vorozhbit, Institute of the Information Society


Round Table discussion