News 2011-2013

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News in 2013

11 December 2013 - France report available now in French

The two-day POERUP partner meeting has just finished.

As an immediate public outcome of that, the full PDF version in French of the Country Report on France is uploaded to the wiki and can be found at Media:POERUP_Rapport_fr_10122012.pdf


28 October 2013 - Consolidated reports on Gulf States and EU countries

The various country reports produced earlier for POERUP on countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council in the Middle East have been edited and made public on the POERUP wiki, linked to the relevant country pages. The reports are extremely thorough and also shed an up to date light on developments in education, e-learning, internet and copyright in these countries, complementing the initial work on them done in the Re.ViCa and VISCED projects. The project is very grateful to its consultants Manal AlMarwani and Charlie Watt for their work. For an index to the reports see OER in Gulf States.

There are now 15 EU countries (out of the 28 in total) which have country reports done by POERUP staff or contracted consultants. One, Ireland, was not in the original list, but has been added since it is the topic of a policy study. See EU countries.

There are now 30 countries on which POERUP has done specific Country reports.


14 August 2013

Deliverable 2.3 is now available - Report on Comparative Analysis of Transversal OER Initiatives

Despite being deep summer, we decided to release it generally now, to allow comments before the autumn conference season.


14 June 2013

The Progress Report (and associated reports and deliverables) were submitted to the European Commission in March 2013. They were accepted on 11 June 2013 and approved for publication.


8 March 2013

A-Z of OER round the world: 26 country studies released on the POERUP wiki - http://poerup.referata.com/wiki/Country_reports

The most recent ones are Argentina, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait.

Thailand can be found at http://virtualcampuses.eu/index.php/Thailand - this is a pilot for a possible new series of integrated POERUP/VISCED/Re.ViCa reports covering distance learning in schools, colleges and universities with particular reference to OER.


17 January 2013

Congratulations to those currently updating the reports on Spain, Belgium and France.

Reports on Argentina, Oman (in the Gulf States) and Thailand are being prepared offline in Word form at present by selected consultants .


News in 2012

See also Talk:News

25 September 2012

All extant invitations to tender are now closed. It is planned to notify successful applicants next week.


13 September 2012

Invitation to Tender Released 13 September 2012 - reposted on the POERUP wiki at 1600 GMT Friday 13 September 2012

See OER studies for Scandinavian countries and Romania


12 September 2012

OER studies for South Europe countries - Invitation to Tender issued for three studies of OER in Spain, Portugal and Greece


10 September 2012

OER studies for non-EU countries - Invitation to Tender issued for five studies of OER in South Africa, Thailand, Mexico, Argentina and Gulf States



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