EUCIS-LLL expert in European Parliament public hearing on OERs
Claudio Dondi, vice-president of the MENON Network (European innovation and research network member of EUCIS-LLL) intervened in a public hearing (see intervention summary) organised by the Committee on Culture and Education in the European Parliament on new technologies and open educational resources (read also the EP draft report). The hearing follows up on the release of the Commission’s Communication on “Opening Up Education” last September, foreseeing many actions to be undertaken in 2014 in the field of digital learning. Claudio Dondi welcomes the Communication’s holistic approach and recommended that the political ambition should be supported by adequate policy instruments. He took up on key elements of EUCIS-LLL position on the issue i.e. the crucial role of teachers, and underlined the importance of networks such as the Platform to mobilise Member States in a bottom up approach through grassroots stakeholders. See also EAEA position in reaction to the Communication.