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Open educational resources in Europe: A triptych of actions to support participation in higher education
Kirschner, Paul A. · Varvick, Peter · van Dorp, Cornelis Adrianus · Lane, Andy

Published2006
ConferenceProceedings: Conference: Open Education 2006 Community, Culture & Content. Center for Open and Sustainable Learning (COSL)
CountryUnited States, Europe

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.

Keywords distance education · higher education · Lifelong Learning · national educational policy · non-English OER · self-learners resources

Published atNorth Logan, UT
Languageeng
Rights©2006
URLhttp://oro.open.ac.uk/17831/
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