Compendium of case studies of Open Education in the Mediterranean

The Compendium presents a deep analysis of the state of the art of Open Education Practices in the South Mediterranean area and provides a set of concrete case studies, resulting from the investigation and analysis conducted by the OPenMed Consortium.

The report provides comprehensive background information on the state of open education in Egypt, Morocco, Palestine, and Jordan, and in-depth insight into open education in the eight participating South Mediterranean partner universities.


Presentation of the Compendium during the UNIMED General Assembly 2016
Presentation of the Compendium during the UNIMED General Assembly 2016

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 OPenMed Compendium of Case Studies and Interviews with Experts about Open Education Practices and Resources is now available online.


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 were asked to comment on relevant initiatives and share recommendations with the aim of facilitating and encouraging the adoption of open education in the South Mediterranean region. These experts were from the South Mediterranean region, Europe, and the wider international open education community, and the full interview recordings are available here. 

Among another 22 experts, Daniel Burgos, vice-chancellor for Knowledge Transfer and Technology  at Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR),  has provided his insight and recommendations for the continued improvement of open education practices in the South Mediterranean region.


Peter Suber

Shireen Yacoub


Daniel Burgos