Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free for anyone to use or adapt, have challenged long established assumptions for how Higher Education services its clients be they undergraduates, postgraduates, businesses or employers. By making content freely available to all, the gates of universities are being flung open. New learners are being invited in and new models are being created. This unique Anglo-Hispanic workshop will be examining some of the new models, both current and future, that OER has enabled. It will explore how UNED in Spain and the Open University in the UK have innovated on the back of OER and it will analyse two of the most radical emerging models: the use of Badges as a community-driven self-managed form of accreditation and the OER University - an initiative that aims to radically reduce the cost of degrees.
The event will take place with physical audiences in Madrid and Milton Keynes as well as online. Presentations will be primarily in English. Questions may be asked in English or Spanish.
The workshop is being run as part of the European Open Education Innovation and Incubation project (http://www.eadtu.eu/oeii.html).