As part of the UOC strategy in the field of Open Educational Resources (OER), the university has been invited by The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) to join the OER Open Stakeholder Workshop: Open Educational Resources in European Higher Education that will be held in March 4, 2011, as a main partner of the project Innovative OER in European HE (OER HE).
The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) sustains its OER strategies in lifelong open and flexible learning by grant contribution of the European Commission to the OER HE project, a Consortium of eleven European partners has teamed up to extend the achievements on Open Educational Resources (OER) as initially launched under the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Grants. Previously, EADTU has been working on OER strategies in lifelong open and flexible learning by means of the EADTU task force on Multilingual Open Resources for Independent Learning (MORIL). This task force contained all the European Open Universities of EADTU, and was active in promoting online learning in two modes – informal and formal – both based on OER, so as to provide new gateways to university education.
Within the OER HE project, EADTU and partners wish to OER members’ practices: studies have been will be conducted into areas where OER functionalities can be achieved. We wish you response and feedback to that! For that matter, the OER HE Stakeholder Seminar will distinguish three tracks:
1. OER widening participation (feedback on best practices)
2. OER multi campus (feedback on organisation of networks and associations)
3. OER internationalisation (feedback on working practices and manuals)
Finally, Open Technology is playing an increasing role in mediating learning, and the access to learning materials, in particular in case of people with disabilities. We are accordingly happy to announce that next to the subject of Open Resources, the participation of the European initiative EU4ALL to this Seminar, which makes a specific reference to Open Access, Open Platforms, and Open Tools to widen access and participation.
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