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Open educational resources in Europe: A triptych of actions to support participation in higher education

Kirschner, Paul; Varvick, Peter; van Dorp, Kees-Jan and Lane, Andrew (2006). Open educational resources in Europe: A triptych of actions to support participation in higher education. In: Proceedings: Conference: Open Education 2006 Community, Culture & Content;, Center for Open and Sustainable Learning (COSL), North Logan, UT, USA, pp. 69–84.

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Abstract

In contrast to the face-to-face learning of campus based universities and the focus on traditional students, distance teaching universities focus on a mix of distance learning, e-learning, open learning, virtual mobility, learning communities, and the integration of earning and learning. In doing so, they are taking a leading role in helping to increase and widen participation in lifelong open and flexible learning in higher education by non-traditional groups. This paper discusses three leading-edge European Open Educational Resource initiatives. The initiatives are special in nature and differ from the offers of traditional universities in the sense that they: consist of pedagogically-rich learning materials, specifically designed and developed for distance learning and intended for independent self-study; are compiled in the national languages, with the EADTU initiative being multilingual, reflecting the European dimension; and, support and are supported by the policies of the national governments and the European Commission.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2006 The Authors
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Item ID: 17831
Depositing User: Andrew Lane
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2009 13:39
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 06:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/17831
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