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OpenMed general presentation

OpenMed is an international cooperation project cofunded by the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education programme of the European Union during the period 15 October 2015 – 14 October 2018.

It explores the adoption of strategies and channels that embrace the principles of openness and reusability within the context of South-Mediterranean universities.

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OpenMed general presentation

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  2. 2. TITLE OpenMED A bottom-up approach for opening up education in South- Mediterranean countries PROGRAMME Erasmus+, KA2 – Capacity-building in the Field of Higher Education PROJECT nr. 561651-EPP-1-2015-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP DURATION 15/10/2015 - 14/10/2018 GRANT 871.229,00 EUR LEAD CONTRACTOR PARTNERS POLITO (Italy), UNIR (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 (Jordan), German Jordanian University (Jordan), Princess Sumaya University for Technology (Jordan)
  3. 3. Members of the OpenMed Consortium
  4. 4. The OpenMed Project
  5. 5. OER are “[t]eaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.” (UNESCO, 2012)
  6. 6. Overall Objective Widening participation and adoption of OER and OEP as a bottom-up approach to support the modernisation of HEIs in Morocco, Palestine and Egypt and Jordan, improving the quality of education and teaching
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  8. 8. Specific Objectives • Raise awareness and widen HEI participation in OER and OEP; • Define the OER Agenda for the re-use of OER at HE institutional level; • Define mid-term strategic roadmaps for the implementation of the OER Agenda at local-institutional level according to the local, cultural and institutional needs and strategies; • Teach university teachers how to use and reuse OER in a pedagogically-rich context and improve their digital competences; • Pilot start-up open educational practices and offer to students flexible and up to date open contents and learning paths.
  9. 9. Expected Results • Compendium of EU-MED Open Education practices • Regional Agenda of Open Education for university course development • Institutional roadmap(s) of open educational practices • Network of Innovation Centres for Open Education activated in partner universities in Morocco, Palestine and Egypt and Jordan • 70 Faculty staff members trained to the concepts of OE • Recommendations for policy makers, managers of universities, teachers and educators
  10. 10. Long Term Results • Fosters the role of universities as knowledge providers not only to their on-campus students but also beyond the walls of institutions, especially towards disadvantaged groups (e.g. low income peoples, disabled students, people living in rural areas, learners at risk of low achievement, refugees) • Effects on the quality of contents and on the creation of long-lasting peer-based networks of educators and new forms of partnership • Expose students to international approaches and internationally- and open-minded educators
  12. 12. OPENING UP EDUCATION IN SOUTH-MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CONTACTS general inquires: website: