OpenMed: Opening up education in Arab-Mediterranean countries

Fabio Nascimbeni, Cristina Stefanelli, Katherine Wimpenny, Sarah Kate Merry, Gemma Tombs

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Abstract

This paper shares the intercultural learning to date from the OpenMed project, an Erasmus+ funded EuroMediterranean collaboration, aiming to facilitate the adoption of Open Educational Practices (OEP), with a particular emphasis on the use and production of Open Educational Resources (OER) at universities in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Palestine. Within the project, universities from across the two shores of the Mediterranean, representing different levels of maturity in the implementation of OEPs, are working together to foster new forms of international partnership and exchange across disciplines and faculties. The first phase of the project has involved the gathering and analyzing of international case studies representing initiatives in OEP with a focus on the South-Mediterranean (S-M) region, to generate a Compendium of reliable, evidence-based knowledge. This will inform the subsequent phases of the project and ultimately aim to facilitate the adoption of OEP at the partners in the S-M region, other universities in each of their respective countries and, more broadly, at other universities in the Arab World. Key findings from this first phase of the project have highlighted a spectrum of processes, procedures and technological choices in the range of case study examples developed. What is evident is a desire and willingness to embrace ‘openness’ and networking, yet the starting point around definitions of openness differ, as do practices around open licensing and acknowledgement of the pedagogy underpinning the open education initiatives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnhancing European Higher Education – “Opportunities and impacts of new modes of teaching”
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference in Rome
EditorsGeorge Ubachs, Lizzie Konings
Place of PublicationRome
PublisherEuropean Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU)
Pages893-906
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-79730-25-4
ISBN (Print)9789966261045
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016
EventEADTU Conference, Rome: The online, open and flexible higher education conference - Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy
Duration: 19 Oct 201621 Oct 2016
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ConferenceEADTU Conference, Rome
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period19/10/1621/10/16
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educational practice
Mediterranean region
university
education
intercultural learning
Morocco
Palestine
Jordan
maturity
Egypt
Arab
networking
resources
evidence

Keywords

  • IDPs
  • InZone
  • OERs
  • empowerment
  • flexible and large-scale e-learning courses
  • higher education in emergency
  • interpreting
  • migrants
  • refugees
  • settings
  • social inclusion

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Nascimbeni, F., Stefanelli, C., Wimpenny, K., Merry, S. K., & Tombs, G. (2016). OpenMed: Opening up education in Arab-Mediterranean countries. In G. Ubachs, & L. Konings (Eds.), Enhancing European Higher Education – “Opportunities and impacts of new modes of teaching”: Proceedings of the Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference in Rome (pp. 893-906). Rome: European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU).

OpenMed: Opening up education in Arab-Mediterranean countries. / Nascimbeni, Fabio; Stefanelli, Cristina; Wimpenny, Katherine; Merry, Sarah Kate; Tombs, Gemma.

Enhancing European Higher Education – “Opportunities and impacts of new modes of teaching”: Proceedings of the Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference in Rome . ed. / George Ubachs; Lizzie Konings. Rome : European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), 2016. p. 893-906.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Nascimbeni, F, Stefanelli, C, Wimpenny, K, Merry, SK & Tombs, G 2016, OpenMed: Opening up education in Arab-Mediterranean countries. in G Ubachs & L Konings (eds), Enhancing European Higher Education – “Opportunities and impacts of new modes of teaching”: Proceedings of the Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference in Rome . European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), Rome, pp. 893-906, EADTU Conference, Rome, Rome, Italy, 19/10/16.
Nascimbeni F, Stefanelli C, Wimpenny K, Merry SK, Tombs G. OpenMed: Opening up education in Arab-Mediterranean countries. In Ubachs G, Konings L, editors, Enhancing European Higher Education – “Opportunities and impacts of new modes of teaching”: Proceedings of the Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference in Rome . Rome: European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU). 2016. p. 893-906
Nascimbeni, Fabio ; Stefanelli, Cristina ; Wimpenny, Katherine ; Merry, Sarah Kate ; Tombs, Gemma. / OpenMed: Opening up education in Arab-Mediterranean countries. Enhancing European Higher Education – “Opportunities and impacts of new modes of teaching”: Proceedings of the Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference in Rome . editor / George Ubachs ; Lizzie Konings. Rome : European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), 2016. pp. 893-906
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