Earlier this year the International Council for Distance Education published a report which is relevant to the activities of the ENCORE+ project. The report – titled “Open Innovation Framework: Emerging Narratives from the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee” – was composed by the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee after a virtual workshop in October 2021. The focus […]
Mapping the European OER Ecosystem
A key part of the ENCORE+ project lies in taking up and sharing different stakeholder perspectives. Perhaps there is no single correct way to think about these groups as there are many ways to divide up a large base of stakeholders (and potential stakeholders). But I think it might be of interest to share how our models have shifted in response to interactions with ENCORE+ communities and elements of the wider OER ecosystem.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Catalysing Innovation with OER
Innovation is a key interest in Europe, and also a key interest in the ENCORE+ project. So much so, that one of our four Circles is dedicated to understanding the relationship between OER and innovation; and documenting and sharing the new business models that are enabled by OER. Why should there be a relationship between […]
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