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Open Education Consortium

Open Education Consortium

The Open Education Consortium is a worldwide community of hundreds of higher education institutions and associated organizations committed to advancing open education and its impact on global education.  We envision a world where everyone, everywhere has access to the education they need to build their futures.

We seek to instill openness as a feature of education around the world, allowing greatly expanded access to education while providing a shared body of knowledge upon which innovative and effective approaches to today’s social problems can be built. The Open Education Consortium realizes change by leveraging its sources of expert opinion, its global network and its position as the principal voice of open education.

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AGH University of Science and Technology

AGH-UST is the second oldest and the largest Polish technical university, with 17 faculties and more than 50 study programmes for 35 000 students. AGH-UST has been a member of the Open Education Consortium since 2010. It promotes openness of resources and technologies among AGH-UST academic community.

Centre of e-Learning is a coordinator of the OPEN AGH initiative, which is the first OER project in higher education in Poland. OPEN AGH houses various types of OER created by the faculty and students. In 2013 AGH-UST initiated Open AGH e-textbook which aims at developing open digital textbooks in STEM, compliant with the National Qualification Framework. The project focuses on both publishing e-textbooks and implementing IT solutions for authors and users.