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To all members of the OER Community on the WSIS KC,
The Open Educational Quality Initiative (OPAL), a European consortium of which UNESCO is a member, will be holding an Oxford Debate on Open Educational Practices (OEP).
This online debate will take place from 12 to 24 October 2011 on UNESCO’s WSIS-OER platform.
The topic of this second OPAL Oxford Debate will be: "Would mainstreaming the use of Open Educational Practices (OEP) really transform education?"
The OPAL Oxford Debate will focus on the concept of OEP policies, as well as on policy-making in monitoring and spear-heading adoption of such policies in institutions using open educational resources (OER).
The OEP Oxford Debate starts a very exciting Oct - Dec quarter for the OER Community on the WSIS KC.
On Tuesday 1 November, UNESCO will be launching the UNESCO OER paltform and the UNESCO/COL Policy Guideliens for OER in Higher Education.
On Monday 14 November, UNESCO will be hosting the OPAL OEP Policy Forum at UNESCO HQ in Paris.
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if you have any questions and we look forward to your contributions to the Debate and to your VOTE.
Mr. Abel CAINE
Coordinator for the OER Community on the WSIS KC