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This workshop is aimed at universities’ management and executives in charge of designing a strategy for open education. It is also suitable for institutions which are contemplating how to engage with open education at a strategic level. The OpenEdu framework for European higher education focuses on the dimensions of openness. It was designed to explore the main components of open education and to present real-case examples. During the workshop the participants will reflect upon these dimensions and discuss them in relation to their current institutional goals or requirements. The workshop also aims to pre-validate the framework, which is being developed by JRC IPTS on behalf of DG Education and Culture, European Commission.


Andreia new 2015Based in Seville, Spain, Andreia is a Research Fellow at the European Commission’s Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) (2013-2015). Currently, her research focuses on strategies for higher education institutions to become open education institutions (OpenEdu, OpenCases) and accreditation of non-formal learning (OpenCred).

As a managing director and consultant at DigiLearn (2011-2013) in Brazil, she advised a number of OER initiatives and universities nationally and internationally, and gave public talks on open education and OER to a diversified audience to include global enterprises and governments. In the United Kingdom, she has worked as a Research Fellow on OER at the Open University (2006-2011) for the OpenLearn and OLnet projects.

Andreia has research papers and book chapters in open education and OER, to include a national report on OER in Brazil published by UNESCO IITE (2011) later translated and re-published by CETIC-BR and UNESCO (2013) . At present she is the honorary national OER coordinator of the Brazilian Association of Distance Education (ABED).

Andreia holds a PhD from the Open University of the United Kingdom with her thesis in the field of Educational Technology focusing on the discourses of teaching and learning online. She also holds a Masters in Research Methods for Educational Technology from the same institution. Previously, in Brazil, she obtained a Masters in Languages by the University of São Paulo (USP), and a Bachelors in Languages and Literature.