Creating a European Open Educational Resources Ecosystem

A team from the NIDL are the DCU partners in an EU Erasmus+ funded project called Encore+: The European Network for Catalysing Open Resources in Education. The Encore+ project aims to create a European network that supports innovation and entrepreneurship with Open Educational Resources (OER).

While current evidence suggests there are pockets of engagement with OER in European academic and business contexts, no integrated European OER university-business ecosystem exists to identify, catalyse and share best practices. The Encore+ project seeks to address this gap in the OER ecosystem by supporting the uptake of OER in business and academia.

The ENCORE Ecosystem Model

Research About Attitudes Towards OERs

We are currently researching attitudes towards OER in higher education and business. We are interested in finding out what motivates people to create and use OER and why they value these activities. We are interested in gathering information about institutional policies, practices and business cases involving OER.  We are seeking participants from two broad cohorts:

  • Higher education 
  • Business

How to Participate

We would like to invite you to participate in this valuable research, please take a few minutes to participate in our online survey. You can read more about the survey and respond to the questions through this link…

To find out more about the Encore+ project, visit our project website where you can learn more about our partners and other outputs and deliverables related to this OER initiative. ENC