OpenMed at the DMLL, Coventry University

On the 3–4 th May, the DMLL hosted the first interim partners meeting for OpenMed in Coventry (UK), involving representatives from Spain, Italy, Morocco, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan.

Over the two-day event the team at DMLL presented their work to date on work package one “Review of Good Practices”, which research staff in the DMLL are leading. This involves producing a compendium of relevant initiatives and interviews with experts about the adoption of open educational practices in the Arab Mediterranean region, Europe, and more globally, to help partners achieve the objectives of OpenMed by generating a reliable and evidence-based body of knowledge.

On the afternoon of 3rd May we held an Open Symposium event, with keynote speakers Martin Weller from the OU, Jacqui Speculand and Gemma Tombs from DMLL, and Sana El Harbi, from the University of Sousse, who shared initiatives and practices about open practices and the challenges and opportunities experienced.

As well as important time for reviewing the other work packages and discussing the more technical aspects of the project, we made time to network and socialise. Our partners expressed how welcome they were made to feel, and how inspired they felt about being on campus and hearing more about the innovation in teaching and learning practices at DMLL.

Thank you DMLL and let’s keep the discussion going!

(Adapted from: Katherine Wimpenny, OpenMed Partner Visit to DMLL, 6th May 2016)


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