OportUnidad (2011-2012)

This project was conceptualised by me and Cristina Stefanelli in 2011, involving countries in Latin America and in the EU. The goal was to promote and research open educational resources. The OportUnidad Project was co-funded by the European Commission under the EuropeAid ALFA III Programme. It involved 12 partner institutions in Italy, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.

The aim of OportUnidad was to strengthen and sustain the EU-LA Common Higher Education Area, through a bottom-up approach, by the increasing use of open educational practices and resources (OEP & OER).

The lead partner was Universitá degli Studi “Guglielmo Marconi” in Rome. The project was launched in early 2012. I was based in Brazil at the time, adn was the founding director of Digilearn (Brasil). My role in the OportUnidad project was research project co-design and lead for the first phase of the project in Brazil, until the publication of the report ‘Compendium: Open Educational Resources: Cases from Latin America and Europe in Higher Education (2012), of which I am a co-author.

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