Encore+ 1 Year on: Supporting a European OER Ecosystem

The EU-funded Encore+ project aimed at promoting the use of OERs for Education, Business and Innovation is coming to the end of its first year. We invite you to read our latest newsletter to learn more about our activities over 2021.

A major highlight of 2021 was our Encore+ Circles supporting critical debates, rich conversations and the sharing of best practices. Some of the learnings and critical reflections from these lively online events are shared through our dedicated Encore+ blog. The NIDL team, led by Dr Orna Farrell, Dr James Brunton and Prof. Mark Brown, focused in 2021 on the challenge of “policy to practice” and back again.

In September, we launched a position paper to generate further discussion on this challenge as part of a wider call to go beyond altruism and lofty rhetoric.

Our project partners, led by the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), launched several other position papers and hosted related Circle events on Quality, Innovation, OER Technology and Business Models. The good news is that these professional learning Circles will continue throughout 2022 and you can find out more about forthcoming events and activities on the project website.

We would like to take this opportunity on behalf of all the project partners to wish you a happy Festive Season. All the best for 2022 and hopefully we will see you at one of our events in the New Year.