This compendium was created by partners on the OpenMed project and edited by staff at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab at Coventry University, UK, with significant contributions made by expert interviewees in international open education.
The compendium is essential reading for anyone with an interest in international open education, particularly in the Arab Mediterranean Countries.
The compendium begins by delineating the key concepts and definitions associated with open education, providing a clear and succinct introduction for those new to the area. It then presents eleven case studies of international open educational practices across Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco, Spain, UK, North America, and South Africa. The eleven case studies, which were reviewed by OpenMed partners and international experts in open education, were selected because they represented the unique range of practices in open education and demonstrate the importance of recognizing individual contexts in determining good practices.
International experts in open education provided important insight into the individual case studies, and helped to shape the 22 recommendations made for the continued improvement of open education practices and resources in the South Mediterranean region.
These recommendations were categorized under the following five themes: i) Top-down and bottom-up implementation; ii) Supporting staff in using and integrating open practices and open resources; iii) Collaborative creation in communities of practice; iv) Enhancing the quality of student learning; v)Licensing of OER content.
UNIMED - Mediterranean Universities Union - OpenMed project