Published on: 27 February 2018 - 2:18 pm

OpenMed celebrates the Open Education Week 2018

The Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.

OpenMed will celebrate the Open Education Week 2018 with an online conversation on March 6.


A learning journey opening up education in South-Mediterranean countries


6 March 2018 at h18.00 CET 

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Recorded Webinar


Within the frame of the OpenMed project, we have designed, developed and piloted a blended course “Open Education: fundamentals and approaches” with the aim to building capacity on Open Education and Open Educational Resources (OER) among universities in the South Mediterranean region. The course has engaged 82 lecturers and other HE professionals, collaborating in facilitated local Learning Circles within the partner universities in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine and Lebanon. The course modules are available in English, French and Arabic as OERs.

In this webinar we will share our learning from the pilot run, and the facilitators’ perspectives on the results of the course final project works about the production, reuse and local/cultural adaptation of OERs, and what are seen to be core attitudes necessary for facilitating intercultural exchange and engagement with OERs.
We are also eager to explore and support possible ways to exploit the OpenMed course, and to hear from others with interest in setting up an OpenMed learning circle in their educational setting.


Saida Affouneh, Director of elearning centre, ANNU, An-Najah National University, Palestine

Romina Cachia, Researcher, University of Seville, Spain


Katherine Wimpenny, Research Centre for Global Education, Coventry University (UK)

Who should attend

Higher Education managers, educators and practitioners, OER enthusiasts of any nationality

How to Participate

Participants can freely join using the link posted above.

Feel free to send an email to to let us know that you will participate or to ask for further information! Participants will be given the chance to ask questions at the end of the webinar. On social media we will be using the hashtag #openmed

Looking forward to a successful Open Education Week!

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