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22 Dec 2014

The Near East University Distant Learning Center has added a new one to its existing memberships in Europe

The Near East University Distant Learning Center has added a new one to its existing memberships in Europe

Aiming to open a gateway to European innovative learning, the Near East University Distant Learning Center (UZEM) has become a member of Open Education Europa, which offers access to all existing European Open Educational Resources in different languages.

According to the press statement issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of NEU (Near East University Nicosia, Cyprus), NEU Distant Learning Center has become a member of Open Education Europa, which is a dynamic platform built with the latest cutting-edge open-source technology. Very prestigious European universities take part in this portal along with courses, and the Open Educational Resources.

The Near East University Distant Learning Center has added a new one to its existing memberships in Europe

In his explanation, NEU Distant Learning Center Director Asst. Prof Dr. Hüseyin Bicen noted that the Open Education Europa was launched by the European Commission in September 2013 as part of the Opening up Education initiative to provide a single gateway to European Open Education Resources. “The main goal of the Open Education Europa portal, which currently connects 263 universities from 32 different countries across the globe, is to offer access to all existing European Open Educational Resources in different languages in order to be able to present them to learners, teachers and researchers. The Near East University Distant Learning Center is aimed at actions towards more open learning environments to deliver education of higher quality and efficacy and thus contributing to the future goals of boosting competitiveness and growth” said Bicen.

The Near East University Distant Learning Center has added a new one to its existing memberships in Europe

Underlining that NEU Distant Learning Center was also a member of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN), Bicen stated that Open Education Europa was a dynamic platform offering tools for communicating, sharing and discussing. “Open Education Europa portal comprises sections and each member is featured in the sections alongside the Massive Open Online Courses, (MOOCs) and the Open Educational Resources it provides. Portal users can utilize open course materials and they can exchange ideas on a diverse range of educational issues and contribute to course contents” noted he.