Education/Newsletter/January 2014/Wikimedia Deutschland starts alliance for Open Educational Resources (OER) Berlin discusses introduction of OER in schools

After having successfully organised the first international conference on OER in Germany in 2013 with around 300 participants, Wikimedia Deutschland continues its work on the issue by starting an alliance with Creative Commons (CC) and Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF). The alliance will help to better coordinate the efforts of organisations working on OER in Germany. Its focus will be on advocacy work. Apart from the alliance, Wikimedia Deutschland is currently in the early planning stage of the 2014 OER conference.

The topic of OER is gaining momentum in Germany with several universities and institutions involved. The federal state of Berlin is currently discussing to become the first German state to introduce OER in schools. Wikimedia Deutschland has been acting as an expert in the parliamentary hearings so far (more information on our German language blog).