OpenCourseWare in the European Higher Education Context

How to make use of its full potential for virtual mobility

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Final report of EU-funded project on OpenCourseWare in Europe. The focus of the project was the creation of preconditions for a strong European OCW framework. A stronger framework would also mean closer cooperation between European institutes, which could result in mutual use of materials and even joint degrees. In our view, a better functioning OCW-system would also enhance quality and increase the usage of online courses and therefore facilitate virtual mobility. While an objective in itself, it could also result in a decline of obstacles to cooperation between European HEI, and therefore an increase in real student mobility. An improved European OCW network would also improve conditions for Lifelong Learners, who are an important user group of OCW and OER.