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 What is UNESCO-UNITWIN OCW/OER Initiative


The Korean UNESCO-UNITWIN host, Handong Global University, plans to harness the internet to make courseware open to the public in order to increase access to quality educational material for everyone including those who do not enjoy the privilege of formal education. This initiative is sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education and seeks qualified scholars at universities to contribute to a growing pool of open lectures throughout the world. The initiative will provide a platform for instructors to upload their materials, allocate monetary funds for instructors willing to participate, and offer training on teaching with digital media and intellectual property.

Expected Outcome
-      Capacity building: Participating faculty will have a better understanding of digital media and teaching,
       leading to enhancement in teaching.

-      Global benefits: Open contents created through the initiative will benefit not only the students
       at participating institutions but also other teachers, students and self-learners from all over the world.

-      Networking and collaboration: Participating faculty’s involvement with the OER community will
       enable them to access and exchange with colleagues from universities around the world.
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