As part of the project we have produced a series of Open Access Publications, and we aim at providing to the public and fellow researchers notes about our work as blogposts and also, we are sharing our data as Open Data to foster further research in Open Education.


Wimpenny, K., Merry, S.K., Tombs, G. & Villar-Onrubia, D. (eds) (2016). Opening Up Education in South Mediterranean Countries: A Compendium of Case Studies and Interviews with Experts about Open Educational Practices and Resources. Roma: UNIMED. ISBN 978-1-84600-0.

Wimpenny, K., Stefanelli, C., Affouneh, S., Almakari, A., Tweissi, A., Abdel Naby, H., Tawfik, S. (2018). Breaking Boundaries and Building Bridges Across Knowledge-sharing Communities: OpenMed. In D. Conrad, & P. Prinsloo, (Eds.). Ecologies of Open: Inclusion, intersections, and interstices in education. Athabasca University Open Press, Forthcoming.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Affouneh, S., Wimpenny, K., Ghodieh. A.R., Abu Alsaud, L., Abu Obaid, A. (2018), Reflection on MOOC Design in Palestine. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol 19, No 2, 22-36. DOI:

Nascimbeni, F., & Stefanelli, C. (2017). OpenMed: opening up Higher Education through Europe-Mediterranean cooperation. Italian Journal of Educational Technology, 25(1), 101-105. DOI: 10.17471/2499-4324/859

Conference papers

Isidro Maya Jariego, Ahmed Almakari, Khalid Berrada, Daniel Burgos, Romina Cachia, Fabio Nascimbeni, Cristina Stefanelli, Anita Tabacco, Daniel Villar-Onrubia, Katherine Wimpenny. Readiness to adopt Open Educational Resources in the MENA region: the OpenMed case. World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES). Fundación Tres Culturas. Sevilla (Spain), 16-22 July 2018.

Nascimbeni F., Burgos D., Aceto S., Wimpenny K., Maya I., Stefanelli C., Aldeib A. (2018). Exploring intercultural learning through a blended course about open education practices across the Mediterranean. In IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), pp. 291-294. Conference Proceedings. ISBN: 978-1-5386-2957-4.

Nascimbeni F., Burgos D., Berrada K., Al Makari A., Stefanelli C. (2018). Open Education across the Mediterranean: an Open Educational Resource in practice. TICEMED11 Colloque international Proceedings

Berrada K., Stefanelli C., Al Makari A. (2017). Les TICE un fort potentiel pour le développement des Ressources Educatives Libres : cas du projet OpenMed, CNED

Nascimbeni F., Stefanelli C., Wimpenny K., Merry S., Tombs G. (2016). OpenMed: Opening up Education in Arab-Mediterranean countries. In The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, pp. 893-906. EADTU Conference Proceedings. ISBN 978-90-79730-25-4.

Data Sets

Cachia, Romina, & Maya-Jariego, Isidro. (2018). Opening education in the MENA region: In-depth interviews and Focus Group data with experts in open education in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine. [Data set]. Zenodo.

Atenas. (2018). OpenMed Pilot Course Data (Version Final) [Data set]. Zenodo.


Atenas, Javiera. (2018, June 6). OpenMed Pilot Course External Evaluation Report (Version Final). Zenodo.

Atenas, Javiera. (2017, May 25). OpenMed project Mid-Term Evaluation Report. Zenodo.

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