Opening up Educational Resources in HE

 

JISC LogoThe Higher Education Academy and JISC have announced a £5.7 million project, funded by HEFCE, piloting the opening up of education resources from higher education institutions to the world. Significant work has already been done to make digital resources widely available by JISC Services, the Higher Education Academy and individual institutions.

Higher Education Academy LogoDr John Selby, Director of Education and Participation at HEFCE says, “This new initiative will test whether this can be done much more generally across higher education. If the pilots are successful, we will have demonstrated that we could significantly expand the open availability and use of free, high-quality online educational content in the UK and around the world.” 

The projects will be formally launched in April 2009, invitations to tenders will be issued from both the Higher Education Academy and JISC in early December 2008. Click here for the press release from JISC