Innovative OER in European HE

28 October 2009
Innovative OER in European HE

OER-HE A strong conceptual basis for OER in Europe is created with links to social learning and constructive learning with peers.

Objectives

OER-HE A strong conceptual basis for OER in Europe is created with links to social learning and constructive learning with peers. But still a lot has to be realised in line with the innovation cycle in successive phases of awareness raising, strategy building - institutional frameworks, pedagogic models, business cooperation, and pilot experiments. All individual efforts of the EADTU members are to be consolidated under one prospective portal pointing to member OER repositories. EADTU is now able to sustain this work by grant of the European Commission: OER HE

The OER HE project is able to valorise the members' practices with regard to the development of OER: pilot studies will be conducted into areas where OER functionalities can be achieved. For that matter, OER HE distinguishes a selection of five study work packages:

  1. OER widening participation (best practice test beds)
  2. OER multi campus (associations' stakeholder sessions)
  3. OER internationalisation (manuals)
  4. Quality in OER (criteria for OER)
  5. a European OER portal (accessible open courses)

Background

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has acted as a process catalyst. As early as 2006, EADTU already convened taskforce meetings with the MORIL Consortium, (even) prior to receiving Grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Such meeting were successfully organised with high-end representatives i.e., European university rectors and delegates. By final grant of two bids, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation became a true process catalyst for mobilising individual EADTU partners for OER development. Under the grants of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation a concept with learning modules in three tracks was devised: access to open courses; access to courses through free registration for services like assessment of competencies and learning communities; access to intensive tutoring, examinations and certification.

Extracted from OER HE

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