Cape Town Open Education Declaration

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The Cape Town Open Education Declaration is a major international statement on open access, open education and open educational resources. It emerged from a conference on open education hosted in Cape Town on 14 and 15 September 2007 by the Shuttleworth Foundation and the Open Society Institute.[1] The "aim of this meeting [being] to accelerate efforts to promote open resources, technology and teaching practices in education". Individuals and organizations that sign the Declaration share its "statement of principle, a statement of strategy and a statement of commitment".[2]

As of January 2014, over 2,400 individuals and 250 organisations (including the Wikimedia Foundation[3]) have signed the declaration.[4]

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  1. ^ "OLCOS and the Cape Town Open Education Declaration". OLCOS. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  2. ^ Cape Town Open Education Declaration
  3. ^ wmf:Minutes/2007-12-11
  4. ^ "View Signatures". The Cape Town Open Education Declaration. Retrieved 30 January 2014.

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