ENCORE+. Interview with Yves Deville and Christine Jacqmot

The ENCORE+ project supports the uptake and innovation of Open Educational Resources (OER) for education and business. An improved understanding and strategy for enabling people to receive credentials for their learning with OERs has been identified as a key enabler for uptake. With this in mind, UNIR iTED team has conducted a series of in-depth interviews to explore innovative approaches to credentialising learning in the European OER ecosystem, the opportunities which they offer, and the barriers to their application. The interviews also contributed to an ENCORE+ report discussing the same topic.

Every two weeks up to January 2023 a new interview will be published.

Interview #1: Yves Deville and Christine Jacqmot

Yves Deville is Professor of Computer Science in the Louvain School of Engineering at UCLouvain. For seven years, he has been a Senior Advisor to the President for the Digital University and Open Science. Christine Jacqmot is Senior Project Manager for the Digital University at UCLouvain. She is also a member of the Louvain Learning Lab, as coordinator and senior project manager.

In the interview they provide valuable insight into the business models for different types of openness in higher education, and discuss the opportunities and constraints which these offer for credentialing self-learning that makes use of OER. They also explore the implications for the organisation, and documentation of assessment processes.

The interview is available here.