The Paris OER Declaration was formally adopted at the 2012 World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 20 – 22 June 2012 (http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/events/calendar-of-events/events-websites/world-open-educational-resources-congress/).
Over 550 delegates including representatives of Government, educators, NGOs, and universities attended the Congress which was organized in full partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and supported by a generous grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (USA).
Teresa Connolly from the Open University attended the event on behalf of ROLE. A poster was displayed in the exhibition area of the congress about ROLE, promoting two recently created OER courses in OpenLearn: one introducing the project itself (http://tinyurl.com/role-course) and one focusing on Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) (http://tinyurl.com/role-srl-course). Take-away materials about ROLE also proved to be very popular among the delegates.