Oslo (NO), May 2023 - In order to build a European OER ecosystem, the ENCORE+ project sought the assessment of experts in the field of OER to map out a probable and positive vision for OER in Europe in 2030.
To undertake this initiative, a six-month hybrid Delphi study was conducted with OER experts. In total, over 40 experts were consulted for an assessment that expressed their foresight in regard to the European OER ecosystem in 2030.
The published report presents their assessment, whose aim was to create a positive vision for the future of OER in Europe. Based on this vision, recommendations and actions can be derived. How OER is approached today will significantly influence the reality of tomorrow, so it is important to work together with experts towards a shared, community-based vision and to find a consensus to guide actions for practice.
An excerpt from the report explains, "In 2030, Open Educational Resources will be seen as a standard part of curricula and learning materials in higher education institutions in Europe. By educating trainers and professional educators about OERs and recognizing their impact on possible cost reduction while benefiting from the strong impact on innovation, they're being increasingly incorporated in vocational and corporate training in the business sector."