OpenMed at the EDEN conference 2018: Opening-up education in South-Mediterranean countries at the macro, meso and micro level

The OpenMed project has been presented at the EDEN conference 2018 in Genoa (Italy) on June 18, 2018, under the conference theme “Exploring the Micro, Meso and Macro. Navigating between dimensions in the digital learning landscape“.

OpenMed has been presented considering the micro, meso and macro aspects, which provide an interesting range of lenses for analyzing the development of our action.

Cristina Stefanelli (UNIMED) presenting OpenMed at the EDEN conference 2018

Starting from a review of good practices in Open Education globally and in particular the South-Mediterranean region (which have been brought together into a Compendium of case studies), OpenMed has been working at the three different but connected levels:

  • the macro level, addressing policy development through multi-country dialogue with a range of stakeholders and through setting strategic actions on the basis of such dialogue, aimed at maximising the benefits of Open Education to increase the access, the quality and the equity of Higher Education in the region;
  • the meso level, targeting university leaders through facilitating the process of development of institutional roadmaps and action plans for the implementation of open education at local and institutional levels;
  • the micro level, working with university educators to strengthen their capacity to incorporate open educational practices into their daily teaching in order to bring learning processes and their outcomes closer to learners’ needs.

We are grateful to the EDEN conference organisers for giving us the opportunity to share our developments so far and to connect with the wonderful EDEN community.

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