Unesco OER Implementation Award

UNESCO/ICDE Chair Open Educational Movement for Latin America International

Tecnologico de Monterrey (Nuevo Leon, Mexico)

The recommendations for OERs issued in November 2019 by UNESCO are taken up again in December 2019, at the Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), with the open educational practice of the UNESCO/ICDE international stay Open educational movement for Latin America. 

The purpose of the stay was to build, through international networks, innovative projects with social impact in response to UNESCO’s recommendations, through active methodologies, interaction with experts in innovation, education and research, in order to provide creative solutions to support the sustainable development objectives (ODS) of the UNESCO 2030 agenda.

The participants of the international stay were 70 academics from 11 countries (Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Spain, United States, England, Mexico, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic). The process was supported by the participation of experts from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, the Universidad Estatal de Educación a Distancia (Costa Rica) and the LATAM node of Open Education Global.

For two weeks, we worked collaboratively with the Roadmap strategy (transferred from the Open Education Consortium, Paris, 2018), through collaborative work, project-based learning and video production with mobile devices. The teams designed projects to support the recommendations of UNESCO 2019. These projects are implemented in 2020 and published in open access.

The results were 14 projects and videos designed collaboratively by international network teams. The projects have been uploaded in open access to the Tecnológico de Monterrey Institutional Repository (RITEC https://repositorio.tec.mx) and its YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/itesm). 

Democratizing knowledge postulates for leadership actions and collective work with practices that support the application of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Educational Resources, where the constructive work with the open practice of the UNESCO/ICDE Chair Open Educational Movement for Latin America is highlighted.

About Unesco OER Implementation Award

Exemplary leadership (individual or organizational) and practices to support the implementation of the Unesco OER Recommendation.