Talk:Open Educational Resources

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Objections to the French Translation[edit]

See this discussion on the relevant WikiEducator page and please advise. Thanks - KTucker (talk) 01:33, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

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I don't think it is fair to relegate the most commonly used logos to a category called "Previous Logo Versions" and moving them to the end of a enormously long list. If this page wishes to be a representation of the UNESCO OER logos, then the title should be changed. Otherwise, as OER is a community endeavor, all logos should get equal attention. Greg G (talk) 20:31, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi Greg, Thanks for your interest in helping out with the logos, but some points need to be clarified for better understanding:
1. The logos are not an UNESCO initiative, but a set of OER initiatives as Wikieducator, OER University, national OER organizations and so on. Unesco is adopting it for the next OER events cause the team that is in charge of OER in UNESCO recognized value in a worldwide logo. The whole process of design and now the translations are being done "with the crowd" through pages like this: http://wikieducator.org/UNESCO_OER_logo_translations and this http://www.wsis-community.org/pg/groups/14358/open-educational-resources-oer/ besides discussions in email groups. So it would be unfair to all the volunteers call it UNESCO logos, they really are an effort to create a Global OER Logo.
2. The intention with the new set of logos is to privilege a worldwide version which makes able to represent OER in all languages and not only in English as the original design (which was curiously designed by a German designer, who didn't thought about OER in German :) )
Instead of undo work let's enhance it, to achieve a commons understanding. I will put the rounded logo with the English version, so it will be fair if any other language have/had its own version as well.
Cheers!--Jonathas Mello (talk) 21:29, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for that clarification from 1, that is really awesome. Regarding the second point, I think that is also laudible, but I don't believe we should be abandoning widely used logos to the way side on a page that is titled "Open Educational Resources." I want to be inclusionist intead of exclusionist. I understand the desire for internationalization and want more of it, but, again, we shouldn't remove logos that are widely used from a page that should represent all logos. Please re-add those logos that I added to that page where ever you feel they should live on it. Thanks! Greg G (talk) 21:34, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
BTW, you are very welcome to help with the research of the term OER in other languages, and we should be proud that the list is "enormously long" ;) we aim to achieve 100 languages until the end of the year! I uploaded there at the English section, please let me know if it's ok? Cheers! --Jonathas Mello (talk) 21:39, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
Looks great! I just added in the green one as well in the same spot. Thanks for all your work on this, Jonathas! Greg G (talk) 21:23, 27 March 2012 (UTC)