3 minutes about Open Education

As part of the OpenMed project, UNIR and Cadi Ayyad University have released a series of video interviews with Open Education experts about practices across the Mediterranean region. Videos has been recorded during the Open Education Day in Marrakech. The contributions are from 13 experts and are available in both english and french.

All the material has been published openly and the full playlist of videos is available on the OpenMed YouTube channel.


“There are a lot of initiatives and activities on open education, now it is the time to coordinate all the work and take the next step”, has said, Professor Hassane Darhmaoui from Al Akhawayn University, in one of the pieces.

The aim of this short videos is “to increase social access to the scientists working on the project, to help people to know how they work and their motivations”, according to Daniel Burgos, Vice-chancellor for Transfer Knowledge and Technology at Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR).

In each video, an expert analyse aspects about Open Education from a cross-national perspective.

The role of Open Education in the Mediterranean countries

“Open Education in Mediterranean countries can provide materials to young people without economic resources. So they can improve their skills, and knowledge in order to obtain some certifications”, has highlighted, Hafida El Messaouri, Professor at University Hassan II.

And Open Education is even more: “For me Open Education is about Human Rights. […] Everyone should have access to education, and to quality education”, in the words of Javiera Atenas, Co-ordinator of Open Education International.

In the opinion of Fabio Nascimbeni, senior researcher at Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR) the issue than Open Education must confront is “the role of the stakeholders acting on the ground: teachers, students, tutors… all the educational community”. Solving this problem requires a “change of mindset to more open approaches to develop a culture of sharing”.

On the video we can watch experts like: Violetta Cavalli (Al Akhawayn University), Cristina Stefanelli (UNIMED), Halima Raji (P.h.D) at University Hassan II) Hafida El Messaouri, (University Hassan II), Daniel Villar-Onrubia (Coventry University), Hassane Darhmaoui (Al Akhawayne University), Javiera Atenas (Open Education International), Ismail Mekkaoui Alaoui (Cadi Ayyad University).


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