UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning appoint new Chair to champion open learning

UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) have named Otago Polytechnic Open Education Resource Foundation Director Dr Wayne Mackintosh as UNESCO-COL Chair in Open Educational Resources (OER).
 
"The designation of a UNESCO Chair is recognition of Otago Polytechnic's global leadership in this ground-breaking area of education," says Elizabeth Rose, Secretary General of UNESCO New Zealand.
 
"We support UNESCO's commitment to the promotion of Open Educational Resources, as a contribution to improving the quality of education worldwide, as well as the facilitation of policy dialogue, knowledge sharing and capacity building."