Open Education Practices as Answer to New Demands of Training in Entrepreneurship Competences

Presented on 23 May at CSEDU 2015

Keynote Lecturer: Edmundo Tovar

Abstract: Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide. Although the idea of free and open sharing in education is not new, the power of the internet allows a rapid advantage of a rapid free dissemination and enabling rapid people around the world to access knowledge, connect and collaborate. Researchers can share data and develop new networks. Educators can find new ways to help students learn. People can connect with others they wouldn’t otherwise meet to share information and ideas. Materials can be translated, mixed together, broken apart and openly shared again, increasing access and allowing new approaches.
Competences related to entrepreneurship are considered a key factor to put in place in this period of economic recession and is, by this reason, a challenge to the Open Education: to allow educators, students and self-learners to acquire competences for employability by developing and analyzing an innovative approach.
This keynote session shows an example how an approach based on Open Educational Resources (OER) can acquire a strong potential impact on some of this sensitive problem. This is an opportunity also to review the problems have to be managed, as discoverability and quality  of resources.