UNESCO invites development stakeholders to share training resources on the Web through the Open Training Platform: http://www.opentrainingplatform.com
It aims at making available training and capacity-building resources developed by a variety of stakeholders worldwide in a myriad subject, including literacy, computers, business, environment, community development and much more. The platform is at the service of:
- Any trainers and learners offered access to the free (and when possible) open capacity building resources they need
- All development stakeholders producing training materials, who can share theirs and use existing ones.
We therefore propose development stakeholders to support this collective effort to share capacity building resource for development. They can contribute by:
- Registering and up loading their training materials on the Open Training Platform, maximizing their use and impact and advertising the institution’s effort and commitment in a certain area
- Promoting the Open Training Platform, increasing the traffic and the use of it, bringing new contributors on board thus improving its usefulness and quality (using your network, newsletter or website for which ready-to-use web banners available from the Platform homepage http://opentraining.unesco-ci.org/cgi-bin/page.cgi?&p=promote&d=1)
Press release March 2007
“UNESCO invites development stakeholders to share training resources on the Web”
UNESCO launches an online platform http://www.opentrainingplatform.org to make available training and capacity-building resources developed by a variety of stakeholders worldwide in a myriad subject, including literacy, computers, business, environment, community development and much more.
The objective of this platform is to provide trainers and learners with the learning resources they need, and a space where they can share and use material. It therefore also to advocates open content in non formal education: most of the training programmes featured on the platform have open licenses, such as Creative Commons, which make them accessible to anyone to use for non-commercial purposes such as teaching and learning.
The platform has been designed to include material from any partners involved in development, notably UN agencies, governments and NGOs, especially those involved in the Open Education Resource movement. UNESCO invites any player to share their capacity building resources on this user-friendly platform.
The user-rated resources made available on the platform target the wide range specific needs: those of policy makers, development and educational specialists, teachers, trainers, and learners. Material is also organized to serve communities: civil servants, members of civil society, cultural actors, decision-makers, development and social workers, educators, environment specialists, farmers, health specialists, librarians, archivists and information specialists, media professionals, scientists, and trainers.
It reflects the conviction that there is much scope to increase the use of information and communication technologies in development, for both communities and individuals.”
For more information, please contact:
Information Society Division
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