OpenMed: Opening up education in Arab-Mediterranean countries

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

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

    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
    https://eadtu.eu/news/20-general-news/313-the-online-open-and-flexible-higher-education-conference-2016
    http://conference.eadtu.eu/previous-conferences

    Conference

    ConferenceEADTU Conference, Rome
    CountryItaly
    CityRome
    Period19/10/1621/10/16
    Internet address

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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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