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Tuesday, April 24 • 12:00 - 12:25
Impact of International Organizations on Governmental OER Policies

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This presentation will report on findings from a PhD research study entitled: Impact of International Organizations on Governmental OER Policies. It is registered at the Open University Netherlands under the Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN). The primary objective of this research is to explore how International Organizations (IOs) are influencing governments around the world in their OER policy approaches and with what impact. 

The following three main research questions are central to the study:

1. What OER policy instruments can be identified as being used by different IOs?
2. What impact do IO OER policy instruments have on provincial, state and national governmental OER policies?
3. What recommendations, if implemented, would lead to IO OER policy instruments more effectively supporting governmental OER policies?

OER policy instruments at the level of International Organizations (IOs) are defined, within the context of this research, as instruments or courses of action by IOs, that can directly or indirectly contribute to the development or support of governmental OER policies. 

The research methodology includes, amongst other approaches, interviews with representatives from International Organizations and interviews with governmental representatives in different countries. 

International organizations in the study include Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) International nongovernmental organizations (INGOs), and Foundations.

The aim of this presentation is to present results from interviews with 11 International Organizations (European Commission, Commonwealth of Learning, OECD, UNESCO, Creative Commons, Open Education Consortium, OER Asia, OER Africa, Hewlett Foundation, Shuttleworth Foundation and the Open Society Foundations) on how they influence governmental OER policies and the observed or perceived effectiveness of their actions.

This research is supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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Igor Lesko

Director of Operations, Open Education Global
Open Education, Open Policy

Tuesday April 24, 2018 12:00 - 12:25 CEST
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