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
Date Written: April 4, 2012
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
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