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Stephen Downes

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Some interesting commentary on the recent UNESCO discussion on open educational resources (OER) ("I was surprised how UNESCO was able to find only North American moderators under the title 'provider perspective'. The 'user perspective' was provided from Egypt, China, African virtual university and a portal of Latin American universities) and on the distinction between OER and Libre Education Resources (LER). "Basically, it (LER) would mean that the content is free to be used for whatever: to changed it and to redistribute it. In practice this would mean releasing the resources under public domain or e.g. under GNU Free Documentation License. This is not the case with OERs, that are promoted by several North American Universities."

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