Tue 31st January 2017 - 17:01

3 minutes about open education: Online video series from the OpenMed project

The EU-funded project OpenMed has released a series of video interviews with open education experts about practices across the Mediterranean Sea.

The contributions are available in three languages. All published materials are openly available. 

“There are a lot of initiatives and activities on open education. Now it is the time to coordinate all the work and take the next step”, said Professor Hassane Darhmaoui, Al Akhawayn University.

Daniel Burgos, Vice-chancellor for Transfer Knowledge and Technology at Universidad Internacional de La Rioja said that the aim of the short videos is “to increase social access to the scientists working on the project, to help people to know how they work and what their their motivations are”.

In each of video, an expert analyses aspects of open education from a cross-national perspective.

The role of open education in Mediterranean countries

“Open education in Mediterranean countries can provide materials to young people without economic resources so they can improve their skills and knowledge in order to obtain some certifications”, highlighted Hafida El Messaouri, Professor at University Hassan II.

Fabio Nascimbeni, senior researcher at Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR), thinks that the obstacle that open education needs to overcome is “the role of the stakeholders acting on the ground: teachers, students, tutors… all the educational community”. Solving this problem requires a “change of mindset to more open approaches developing a culture of sharing”.

In the video you can see experts Violetta Cavalli (Al Akhawayn University), Cristina Stefanelli (UNIMED), Halima Raji (P.h.D) at University Hassan II) Hafida El Messaouri, (University Hassan II), Daniel Villar-Onrubia (Coventry University).

The videos are published on YouTube, in the project channel and UNIR Research dissemination channel. If you are an expert you can also contribute your video to the project.





Carlos Fernández-Alameda

Science Journalist

UNIR Research UCC+i 

More info: research.ucc(at)unir.net

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