Open Educational Innovation & Incubation (OEII) is a European project on the modernisation of education. The project ran from October 2010 until March 2013. During this time the playing field of open and online education changed dramatically with the success of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in 2012. “Open”, “innovation” and “education” are words that occupy a strong position in contemporaneous social and technological societies and that have undertaken deep changes during the recent decades. But the playing field of open and online education changed dramatically since the end of 2011. "The New York Times dubbed 2012 'The Year of the MOOC,' and it has become one of the hottest topics in education since. As a consequence the project gain a lot of interest from experts and (European) associations in 2012. The project was by then in a critical phase assessing advanced cases in open educational innovation.

Until then the OEII project completed the two following steps:


1. Collecting general practices of different university interfacing activities.

2. Next the opportunities of possible flexible interfacing cases on open educational innovation are sought together with external stakeholder in workshops, twinning sessions and webinars.


During the second half of 2012 we decided to re-arrange the focus of step 3.


3. 15 cases of educational openness and/or innovation related to the following three clusters were assessed


  1. Open Education, OER, OCW and MOOCs;
  2. Educational innovation and knowledge circulation with companies;
  3. Open (social ) Innovation and Crowdsourcing environments.


4. Next an overall syntheses produced lessons and recommendations on the current drivers behind open and online education, on open education, online education and the role open innovation plays.


5. Finally the outcomes are translated into recommendations for policy makers.

Public deliverables

- Selection of Good Practices

- Report on opportunities

- Assessing advanced pilots

- Cross-over report

- Lessons and recommendations

- Policy recommendations










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