Innovation and business models

Identifying Innovative Approaches using OER

For the latest post in our series on OER business models, we focus on ways in which we can focus on concrete examples of innovation using open educational resources.  Burd et al. (2015) highlight several business opportunities for open education described by Moodys: New revenue opportunities through fees for certificates, courses, degrees, licensing, or advertisement […]

OER Sustainability Business Models

Konkol et al. (2021) recently wrote about OER business models and sustainability. They frame this in terms of what they call the paradox ‘“that generating revenue out of OER is not intended, but ignoring income can make OER unsustainable”.  This does capture the basic tension inherent in the idea of reducing the cost of educational […]

Innovation Circle – round 2

No innovation without integration Building on the overview of services, repositories, business models, and policy innovation practices described in the 2nd Innovation Briefing and the discussions held in the first Circle event, the 2nd Circle event of the ENCORE + project, focusing on innovation and business models, will invite participants to engage in a critical […]

Innovation and Business Models – Position Paper No. 1

A European Ecosystem for Innovation in Learning: Harnessing the Power of OER This position paper argues that there is an untapped potential for Open Educational Resources (OER) to support innovation in European learning. While there are viable, established strategies for OER, there is no integrated European OER university-business ecosystem able to identify, catalyse and share […]

Debrief: Innovation Circle 1

The first meeting of the Innovation Circle took place on the 27th September. This was the inaugural Circle meeting for this project but also for ENCORE+ as a whole. The session was attended by a range of people but predominantly educational technologists and OER advocates. The draft position paper was circulated ahead of the meeting […]

OER Innovation Briefing n.1

Understanding Open Educational Resources and Innovation Welcome to the first ENCORE+ Innovation Briefing! The purpose of this series is to provide an accessible introduction to the innovation potential of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Europe. These briefings are aimed at professionals and leaders from higher education and business. Coordinator of this work: The Open University […]

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