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Initiative openSE & openED

We change the way students learn

Education and learning possibilities are increasingly becoming openly  accessible and scaled to worldwide learner communities. This boosts access to knowledge and education for all. Open  Education includes multiple aspects such as open educational resources (OER), massive open online courses (MOOC), peer exchange of learners, new learning formats and intensified online collaboration of learners, educators, institutions and providers. Europe should strengthen its role in this global trend and build on its heritage as a pole of excellence in education.  Business models and funding as well as complementary proprietary learning and educational offerings should become better aligned to sustain a healthy  European institutional landscape and learning market while at the same time leveraging the potential for our society of global Open Education.



  • ELIG Book Series "Advances in Digital Education and Lifelong Learning" will focus in the first Volume on Openness and Education scheduled for autumn 2013.
  • Open Education is increasingly in the focus of European public policy with an  initiative of the European Commission recently started. ELIG is supporting this effort.
  • ELIG conducted a survey of views on status of activity around Open Education.

ELIG Fellow

Andreas Meiszner >

Senior Researcher & Project Manager at United Nations -University UNU-MERIT