Innovation Centers for Open Education
Within the OpenMed project and with the support of the European Union, it has been possible to establish 8 “Innovation Centres for Open Education” (ICOEs) at the premises of South-Mediterranean partner universities in Egypt, Morocco, Palestine and Jordan.
The OpenMed ICOEs are open, collaborative, and networked innovation centres, where technical and networking infrastructure is available to university students, teachers and staff with the aim to enhance new and open practices in teaching and learning.
The aim of the ICOEs is therefore to support learning innovation, blended teaching practices, and faculty members who are in search of better (and more open) ways to facilitate learning. ICOEs make it possible to:
- Increase access to OER for the involved HEI’s stakeholders (teachers, staff, students)
- develop and share teachers’ own OER (with the competences and knowledge gained by attending the OpenMed online course)
- facilitate adoption of open education strategies in teachers’ courses
- enhance collaboration with teachers and staff of other universities inside and outside the OpenMed network to jointly develop/share/use/re-use OER in their teaching practices.
The OpenMed ICOEs network plays a key role in the sustainability of OpenMed, as it provides the operational environment to concretise the OER institutional agendas and roadmaps.
UNESCO draft recommendation on OER
The UNESCO proposal for a recommendation for Open Educational Resources has been discussed at an intergovernmental expert meeting on May 27-28,Read more.
An-Najah University and UNIR sign a MOU about research cooperation and expertise exchange in the fields of technology and electronic
On February 21, 2019, An-Najah National University and UNIR signed an MOU about research cooperation and expertise exchange in the fieldsRead more.
e-Learning and Open Education Workshop at GJU
As part of the German Jordanian University (GJU) institutional commitment to Open Education, on March 26, 2019, the newly establishedRead more.
An-Najah University and Coventry University sign a MOU regarding academic exchange and research cooperation
On Sunday, December 2, 2018, An-Najah National University and Coventry University signed an MOU regarding academic exchange and research cooperationRead more.
Thank you for making 2018 so special!
What a year it’s been! As 2018 comes to an end, we are eager to share our main achievements andRead more.
OpenMed presented at the Higher Education Reform Experts (HEREs) annual conference 2018
The OpenMed project has been selected to be introduced in a poster session within the HERE Annual Conference 2018 “CapacityRead more.
OpenMed at workshop of the Community of Mediterranean Universities (CMU) in Malta
On October 25, 2018 the Secretary General of AArU, Dr Amr Ezzat Salama, former Minister Higher Education and Scientific ResearchRead more.