When the important restrictions on travel and face-to-face contact which were introduced to alleviate the Covid-19 pandemic began to be relaxed it became possible for the ENCORE+ team here to meet with our stakeholders at various in-person events. These included OER22 in London, UK and Open Education Global in-person congress in Nantes, France. Over the […]
Credentialing learning in the European OER Ecosystem
New report from the ENCORE+ project, focused on Quality in OER. This report titled “Credentialing learning in the European OER Ecosystem“, based on expert interviews, has been produced by the ENCORE+ project to examine credentialing methodologies in the European OER ecosystem. It is intended to provide impetus to discussion, and so to move forward both […]
Does your organisation have an Open Educational Resources Policy or Strategy?
We need you! We are calling for participation of good practice examples of Open Educational Resources (OER) higher education policies and business strategies. The ENCORE+ Network aggregates stakeholders as well as existing networks around a community of practice with four thematic strands: technology, policy, innovation and quality. The aim of the Encore project is to […]
Strategic support for OER value proposition
Policy and strategy report no. 1 The aim of this report is to explore how stronger relationships between higher education and business can address barriers to mainstream adoption and development of innovative and sustainable models and policies for Open Educational Practices (OEP).In this report, we explore how educational institutions and business interests can work together […]
Debrief: Policy Circle 2
Reflection on Policy Circle 2 event: OER – what does it mean? What does it involve? and who is it for? Maeve O’ Regan On the 4th of May 2022, the ENCORE+ project team held an online circle event, to discuss OER policies and to present case examples of OER in practice with participants interested […]
OER Policy and Strategy – Position Paper No. 2
OER Policy and Strategy: where next? This Position Paper comments on the current state of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Europe, in particular at the policy and strategy level. It challenges some of the altruistic, philanthropic and public good drivers underlying the OER movement by identifying the need to align new open solutions with the […]
No such thing as a free lunch?
Free + open? If we truly want to create a European Open Education Resources (OER) ecosystem we must address the challenges of OER financial sustainability. Central to the open education movement are the principles of openness and freedom in order to democratise access to knowledge, “everyone should have the freedom to use, customize, improve and […]
Join us in developing a European Ecosystem for OER
Since the beginning of 2021, a number of European partners have come together to create a European Ecosystem for OER. This May, the ENCORE+ project is inviting you and your colleagues to join the ENCORE+ OER Ecosystem in a series of events on Open Educational Resources. The ENCORE+ “Circles” are designed to support and facilitate […]
Debrief: Policy Circle 1
Reflections on the first Policy Circle The first meeting of the policy circle took place on the 30th of September. The session was attended predominantly by educators and those with an interest in Open Education. A draft position paper entitled “The Current State of OER in Europe: Going Beyond Altruism” was circulated in advance of […]
How can Open Educational Practices become mainstream in Europe?
Open education is a philosophy that believes: Everyone should have the freedom to use, customize, improve and redistribute educational resources without constraint. (Cape Town Open Education Declaration, 2012). Open education is a key interest in Europe and the main focus of the ENCORE+ project. Although Open Educational Practices (OEP) have existed for over thirty years […]
OER Policy and Strategy – Position Paper No. 1
The Current State of OER in Europe: Going Beyond Altruism This paper comments on the current state of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Europe, in particular at the policy and strategy level. It challenges some of the altruistic, philanthropic and public good drivers underlying the OER movement by identifying the need to align new open […]
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