Research Council / Regional Arab Forum.
Muscat, May 7 (ONA) --- The Arab Regional Forum on enhancing
governmental support for open educational resources at the international
level kicked-off at City Seasons Hotel today under the patronage of Dr.
Hamoud bin Khalfan al-Harthy, Undersecretary of the Education Ministry
for Education and Curricula. The two-day forum is organized by the
Research Council in collaboration with UNESCO and the Commonwealth
Education Organization. Dr. Ahmed al-Sa'eedi, Head of the Education
and Human Resources Sector at the Research Council delivered a speech
where he pointed out that there is a lack in open educational resources
and due to that, UNESCO and the Commonwealth Education Organization
launched an initiative to spread awareness on the importance of
benefiting from open educational resources and availing an e-educational
content with high quality. The forum showcases strategic opportunities
for developing education through reviewing the facilities that can
contribute in disseminating knowledge and building up research capacity.
It also reviews legislations in this field. The forum will discuss the
UNESCO proposal to hold an international conference this year to display
the best practices, initiatives and world experiences in this field. The
forum hosts experts, specialists and researches in this field from the
Sultanate, KSA, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan, Jordan, UAE, France and Italy.
--- Ends/ MS/ KH
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