Research Institute for Innovation & Technology in Education

Instituto de Investigación, Innovación y Tecnología Educativas (UNIR iTED)

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Openness in Higher Education seems to be common sense for the equal and democratic access to knowledge. Stimulating supply and demand for high-quality OERs is essential for modernising education. If universities really want to find more resources to invest in better teaching and research, it is essential that the open sharing of resources is encouraged. Knowledge must be shared and spread, teachers encouraged to network and collaborate on course development and institutions discouraged from fragmentation and all producing their own slight variations on the same course.

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Inspiring Science Education is significantly contribute to the implementation of the “Digital Agenda for Europe” and in particular Action 68 “Mainstream eLearning in national policies for the modernisation of education and training, including in curricula, assessment of learning outcomes and the professional development of teachers and trainers“, and to the wide adoption of the recommendations of the Rocard Report “A new Pedagogy for the Future of Europe”(Rocard et al., 2007), that sets the basics for the introduction of the Inquiry Based approach in the science curricula of the Member States.

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The project will explore how to transform university educators from “agents of resistence” into “agents of change” for Open Education.

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