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Provide a concise vision statement up-front (i.e. where all this is going). While reading the declaration there were several statements which I thought might have been suitable, though they are probably part of the mission rather than a concise vision statement:

  • Unlocking the promise of open educational resources
  • to accelerate the international effort to promote open resources, technology and teaching practices in education
  • opening up and enlivening the world of education
  • a world where each and every person on earth can access and contribute to the sum of all human knowledge (I like this one - like Wikipedia :-)
  • to make education both more accessible and more effective
  • to increase the reach and impact of open educational resources

The Declaration on libre knowledge starts with the vision statement - comments welcome.

Ktucker (talk)03:43, 14 December 2007

Hi Kim,

I think a compelling vision statement would add tremendous value to the declaration.

I too like: a world where every person can access and contribute to the sum of all human knowledge - I would preface the vision with something like "We are collaborating with the free knowledge community to build a world where .....

There is a valid debate that OER content is not necessarily knowledge in the sense that it is internalised and used for the benefit of society --- however approaches which encourage citizens to contribute and collaborate in the realisation of this vision would bring knowledge to the table -- so to speak.

Mackiwg (talk)06:08, 14 December 2007