Phase 1: research

The project will use the input from top-researchers, best practices and hands-on experience. The project will generate four Working Groups (WG) that will carry out more or less equal work packages. Each working group will be coordinated by one or two consortium partners:

  1. Pedagogic and cultural issues:  Analyzing successful models for or the promotion of virtual mobility through OCW, including best practices. Coordinated by UPM and VetAgro Sup.
  2. Models for sustainable cooperation between HEI on OCW: legal issues (reuse of materials not produced by the HEI involved), recognition, promotion, quality control, joint development. Coordinated by UB and CC.  
  3. Educational innovation with OCW, in particular in the context of (Virtual)student mobility. Coordinated by KU Leuven.
  4. Comparing and assessing national policies and the role governments could play to support the development of OCW and virtual mobility. Coordinated by TU Delft and OCWC

Best practices are an important resource for the working groups. The project will draw on at least two best practices:

  • The Universia consortium in which Spanish HEI closely collaborate with Latin American counterparts, in the field of OCW
  • The ‘Joint Indonesian - Dutch water supply and sanitation institution building’ project in which TU Delft is currently involved and which largely relies on education and training through OCW.

Results: each working group will produce material (report, recommendations, guidelines and/or models) to be used as the springboard for workshops that will be organized during the second phase of the project.

Phase 2: Workshops

Through 2013, the project team will organize two dedicated workshops. To these workshops external parties such as the directors of education from selected HEI (i.e s from joint degree programs) will be invited to discuss the outcomes of the outcomes of the working groups and to .  

Results: participation of at least  15 Directors of Education who translate our results to their own programs.

Phase 3: Final reports

Final results (guidelines, models, recommendations), based upon research and the outcomes of the workshops.
Results: publications end 2013 through different channels  cited by major organizations active in the field of OER.

Phase 4: Consortium

Result: the foundation for a European branch of the OCWC has been initiated  towards the end of 2013.


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


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