UNESCO believes that popularizing high-quality education is the key to build a peaceful and sustainable social as well as the key to the intercultural dialogue between economy development and culture. Open Educational Resources (OER) provides a strategic opportunity to the improvement of educational quality, the coordination of policy dialogue, knowledge sharing, capacity building and etc.
(1) Open access of educational contents, including course module, course material, teaching material, streaming video, multimedia App, blog and any other public materials that are designed for teaching and learning;
(2) Open standards and agreements, including the protection agreement of intellectual property and copyright, the agreement to use the software, the standard of resources development and storage and more;
(3) Open tools and platforms, namely, the tools used for develop, publish and utilize OER.
Have fairly rich high-quality course and teaching resources that can constantly be enriched and updated. Meet the demands of social education, social members diversification and individualized lifelong learning.
Provide the teaching resources extremely easily for students via a variety of ways and provide support services to help students effectively using resources to self-directed study.
Form a more open common mechanism which can fully and effectively gather, integrate and use high-quality teaching resources from the whole society and the whole system.