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Open educational resources in Italy: Connecting the macro, meso and micro levels, towards a national OER ecosystem
Nascimbeni, Fabio

Published25 March 2020
Book titleCurrent state of open educational resources in the “Belt and Road” countries
Chapter 4, Pages 49-62
SeriesLecture notes in educational technology
PublisherSpringer, Singapore
CountryItaly, Europe

ABSTRACT
The chapter presents a snapshot of the state of the art of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Italy. It starts from the macro public policy level, noting that OER are part of the national school policy, to the advocacy meso level, describing the work that the Italian Conference of Rectors has been doing in the last years to both understand and advocate for open content within university teaching, to the institutional micro level. In the university sector, attention to the issue of OER started in 2011, and since then, despite the absence of an organic policy, a number of institutions have started to offer content openly. A lively MOOCs ecosystem exists, with a national MOOC platform and some leading universities releasing their MOOCs as OER. The chapter also reflects on the main challenges that Italy is facing to build a working OER ecosystem, including the national copyright law, the capacity and attitudes of teachers and the absence of a holistic vision at the policy level.

Keywords Italy · open educational resources · public policy · advocacy · MOOC

LanguageEnglish
ISBN978-981-15-3040-1
ISSN2196-4971
RefereedYes
RightsSpringer
DOI10.1007/978-981-15-3040-1_4
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