A bottom-up approach for opening up education in South-Mediterranean countries Erasmus Project

General information for the A bottom-up approach for opening up education in South-Mediterranean countries Erasmus Project

A bottom-up approach for opening up education in South-Mediterranean countries Erasmus Project
July 7, 2020 12:00 am
52

Project Title

A bottom-up approach for opening up education in South-Mediterranean countries

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Capacity Building in higher education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2015

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics:

Project Summary

The OpenMed project, supported by the European Union under the Erasmus+ programme, has been working during the period 2015-2018 to raise awareness and to facilitate the adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) in the South-Mediterranean countries, with a particular focus on higher education in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Palestine.The project involved an international consortium coordinated by UNIMED (Italy) with; Politecnico di Torino (Italy), Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (Spain), University of Seville (Spain), Coventry University (UK), Cairo University (Egypt), Alexandria University (Egypt), Cadi Ayyad University (Morocco), Université Ibn Zohr (Morocco), Birzeit University (Palestine), An-Najah National University (Palestine), AArU – Association of Arab Universities (Jordan), German Jordanian University (Jordan), and Princess Sumaya University for Technology (Jordan).The rationale for initiating OpenMed, is that in the Arab Mediterranean countries the demand for Higher Education often exceeds capacity of the HE systems, and therefore the use and OER and OEP are possible ways to expand access to learning opportunities, thus promoting equity, inclusion and democratisation of Higher Education. Widening participation to Higher Education by means of OER adoption is indeed a strategic priority for the higher education sector in general and for the OER movement.OpenMed has contributed substantially to place open education on the regional educational agenda, by working with partner institutions and the open education movement worldwide.OpenMed has been working at three different but connected levels:- policy level, addressing policy development through national dialogues with a wide range of stakeholders, and through setting multi-country strategic actions on the basis of such dialogues, aimed at maximising the benefits of Open Education to increase the access, the quality and the equity of Higher Education in the region;- institutional level, creating innovation Centers for Open Education at the premises of each partner university, and facilitating the development of institutional roadmaps and action plans for the implementation of open education at local and institutional levels;- educators level, building and strengthening educators’ capacities to incorporate OER and OEP into their daily teaching in order to bring learning processes and their outcomes closer to learners’ needs.More information can be consulted at: www.openmedproject.eu

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 871229 Eur

Project Coordinator

UNIMED – UNIONE DELLE UNIVERSITA DEL MEDITERRANEO & Country: IT

Project Partners

  • UNIVERSITE CADI AYYAD
  • UNIVERSITE IBNOU ZOHR A AGADIR
  • BIRZEIT UNIVERSITY
  • POLITECNICO DI TORINO
  • UNIVERSIDAD INTERNACIONAL DE LA RIOJA SA
  • UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
  • AN-NAJAH NATIONAL UNIVERSITY