The UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Learning at the Jozef Stefan Institute and University of Nova Gorica have launched a tuition-free international online mentoring programme with the title Open Education for a Better World, to unlock the potential of open education in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The Mentoring Programme is at the forefront of combining OER and SDGs and helping create a more personal approach towards building OER that can inform, educate and present value in new ways. It is an attempt towards implementing the 2017 Ljubljana OER Action Plan and is a focused action to mainstream open-licensed resources to build Knowledge Societies and achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal 4 on “quality and lifelong education.”
It is a half year-long programme for students from all backgrounds, regions and continents with the potential and desire to employ Open Educational Resources to solve large scale and relevant problems important in relation to today’s global landscape. It involves successful applicants that have been paired with experts who act as their mentors for the half calendar year.
Contributed by: Anja Polajnar