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2012 OER Paris Declaration

On June 22, 2012 the World OER Congress (held in Paris from June 20 to 22 , 2012) approved the ‘2012 OER Paris Declaration’. The declaration contains recommendations to:

a. Foster awareness and use of OER. 
b. Facilitate enabling environments for use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT)
c. Reinforce the development of strategies and policies on OER
d. Promote the understanding and use of open licensing frameworks
e. Support capacity building for the sustainable development of quality learning materials
f. Foster strategic alliances for OER
g. Encourage the development and adaptation of OER in a variety of languages and cultural contexts 
h. Encourage research on OER.
i. Facilitate finding, retrieving and sharing of OER.
j. Encourage the open licensing of educational materials produced with public funds

All the ten aspects included in the declaration are vital, no doubt. These are crucial matters which either do not get attention or require more attention. For i…