The Second Symposium Open Educational Resources: Beyond Advocacy, Research and Policy was organized by the Wawasan Open University (Penang, Malaysia) on June 24-27, 2014. The event was supported by OER Asia, the Commonwealth of Learning, the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, the Open University of Hong Kong and other partners.
The main objective of the Symposium was to bring together the OER community in the regions to share ideals, best practices and lessons learnt, establish collaboration and promote mutual interests in learning technologies especially in new innovations such as OER, MOOC, SOOC, etc. Symposium sessions were devoted to the following OER-related issues: Collaboration, Impact, Content, Innovation, and Quality.
The Symposium was attended by participants from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan and Thailand.
Ms. Svetlana Knyazeva, Chief of the Section of Digital Pedagogy and Learning Materials, delivered a presentation on UNESCO IITE project “OER in non-English-speaking countries: Opportunities and Challenges” together with Mr. Alexander Tumanov (Kyrgyzstan).