The OER Morocco Declaration aims at supporting, enhancing, and developing Open Education in higher education in Morocco.
The idea of having a national declaration about Open Education in Morocco has arisen during the Morocco Open Education Day at Cadi Ayyad University on December 6-7 2016 within the frame of the OpenMed project (www.openmedproject.eu), where a large series of projects, initiatives and thoughts in the Moroccan higher education content were presented alongside with open frameworks for technology enhanced learning and massive open online courses (MOOCs), recognition of prior learning and adoption of Open Educational Practices.
During the forum, Moroccan scholars lead the discussion towards developing a National Declaration to further support, enhance and develop Open Educational Resources, and also Open Practices in the country, following the example of Scotland and its Scottish Open Education Declaration and also, the Cape Town Open Education Declaration and the Paris OER Declaration. With such strong foundations, the scholars from Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakesh and Ibn Zohr University in Agadir leading this project, Khalid Berrada and Ahmed Almakari, started a consultation amongst Open Educators and experts from the OpenMed community and from the Scottish team led by Lorna Campbell towards drafting this declaration.
On July 6th 2017, once this declaration was ready, it was published in French and English as the Déclaration du Maroc sur les Ressources Educatives Libres-OER Morocco Declaration as a petition, towards requesting international endorsement from the Open Education global community before this can be presented to the Moroccan Educational authorities at governmental level, and other dignitaries such as rectors and deans.
Please join us in congratulating our colleagues from OpenMed Morocco and please do sign and endorse their petition, because Open Education can change lives and improve and enhance the current educational systems. You can support the petition by signing at: https://www.change.org/p/universités-déclaration-du-maroc-sur-les-ressources-educatives-libres-oer-morocco-declaration
UNIMED - Mediterranean Universities Union - OpenMed project