OportUnidad - Open Educational Practices: A Bottom-Up Approach in Latin America and Europe to Develop a Common Higher Education Area

Cambridge 2012: Innovation and Impact - Openly Collaborating to Enhance Education

7 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2012

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Cristobal Cobo

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Ilaria Mascitti

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Cristina Stefanelli

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Marcelo Maina

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: April 4, 2012

Abstract

This paper draws on the OportUnidad project co-funded with support by the European Commission under the EuropeAidALFA III Programme. OportUnidad multi-actors include twelve Universities from Europe and Latin America (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Uruguay). European partners involved are: Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi (coordinator, Italy), Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain), University of Lisbon (Portugal), University of Oxford (UK).

The OportUnidad project explores the adoption of strategies and channels that embrace the principles of openness and reusability within the context of educational institutions. The project intends to foster the adoption and pilot of open educational practices (OEP), OCW and OER in Latin America as a bottom-up approach to develop a common Higher Education Area. The initiative also opens the possibility to provide free educational resources for self-learners, in terms of informal and lifelong learning.

Keywords: openness, open educational resources, learning, technology, information literacy, ICT, e-learning, research, e-skills, UK, government, tools, Europe, EU, universities, higher education, open educational practices, open content, open science

JEL Classification: D83, J31, O31, O32, O33, O38

Suggested Citation

Cobo, Cristobal and Mascitti, Ilaria and Stefanelli, Cristina and Maina, Marcelo, OportUnidad - Open Educational Practices: A Bottom-Up Approach in Latin America and Europe to Develop a Common Higher Education Area (April 4, 2012). Cambridge 2012: Innovation and Impact - Openly Collaborating to Enhance Education. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2100437

Cristobal Cobo (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

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University of Oxford
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Ilaria Mascitti

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Cristina Stefanelli

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Marcelo Maina

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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