OpenCourseWare has had a profound influence on the way students learn by making high-quality learning materials available through popular search engines. It has meant e.g. that students can compare their course with the one from MIT on the same subject but also that they can often explore on beforehand how a particular university engages a subject stimulating student exchange.

So if you are a student – in the broadest sense of the term, ranging from a full-time student to a professional who takes a course in the context of LifeLong Learning  – or a teacher, a university policy maker or an educational professional, you might want to share your views on:

  • How well do you know Open Education and its many forms such as OpenCourseWare, MOOC’s, OER etc., ?
  • What are your experiences with Open Education?
  • What are your motivations to learn from Open Courses?
  • Do you have specific expectations toward Open Education?
  • How important is openness for you, for your work, your study?
  • How do you see Open Courses in future education?

We also want you to take a look at different scenarios that we have identified where OpenCourseWare can play a role in student mobility.  Which are the scenarios that you find most appealing? The scenarios that we present range from exploring teaser courses at other universities over facilitation of your stay abroad and later keeping in contact with the content, teachers and fellow students when back home.

The results of this survey will be used to formulate guidelines for universities that want to develop OpenCourseWare and are interested in stimulating student mobility, and will be published in several articles, workshops and conference presentations by the members of the OpenCourseWare Europe project.

We kindly ask you to take 15 minutes of time to complete the survey. It targets at any potential OCW user (which is nearly anyone) and can be completed anonymously. Feel free to distribute this link in your network:


EU Lifelong Learning Programme
with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union


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