Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(12), pp. 2729 - 2734
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.041206
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EduOpen: Italian Network for MOOCs, First Three Months Evaluation after Initiation

Marina Rui *
Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, University of Genova, Italy


EduOpen is an Italian national network devoted to foster the MOOCs diffusion, not just another national provider, being mainly focused to intervene in some crucial fields such as: educational innovation, internationalization strategy, educational research on OER in order to build up some strategy of diffusion and also to make an effort of training those people involved into ICT supported education. It has been officially launched December 30th 2014 by seven universities, along with EDUNOVA (an Interuniversity Centre for supporting innovation technology in education, communication and research), by answering a project call of Miur (Italian Ministry of education). The founding universities are: the Polytechnic of Bari and the Universities of: Bari, Ferrara, Foggia, Modena and Reggio Emilia, Parma and Genova. The kick off took place April 20th 2015 and the official opening has been April 21th 2016 on the Miur premises; During this time, the network tuned various experiences of partners, defining and refining its own guidelines, according to both the literature and the Italian agency's recommendations (ANVUR). Nowadays, the number of universities increased up to sixteen and other ones are being negotiating their entrance.

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[1] Marina Rui , "EduOpen: Italian Network for MOOCs, First Three Months Evaluation after Initiation," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 4, No. 12, pp. 2729 - 2734, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.041206.

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Marina Rui (2016). EduOpen: Italian Network for MOOCs, First Three Months Evaluation after Initiation. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 4(12), 2729 - 2734. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.041206.