European National Educational School Authorities' Actions Regarding Open Content and Open Source Software in Education

European National Educational School Authorities' Actions Regarding Open Content and Open Source Software in Education

Riina Vuorikari (European Schoolnet (EUN), Belgium) and Karl Sarnow (European Schoolnet (EUN), Belgium)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-117-9.ch008
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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview into policies in the area of e-learning that ten European countries, all members of European Schoolnet, have taken regarding open content and free and open source software (FOSS) to be used to support and enhance learning. Additionally, it elaborates on European Schoolnet’s initiatives to support open learning resources exchange in Europe. European Schoolnet (EUN) promotes the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in European schools, acting as a gateway to national and regional educational authorities and school networks towards Europe. A variety of actions have been initiated by a number of European educational authorities from analysis and feasibility studies to the development of educational software based on open source as well as open educational content.

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