Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

OpenCases: case studies on openness in education

Souto-Otero, Manuel ORCID:, Inamorato dos Santos, Andreia, Shields, Robin, Lažetić, Predrag, Castaño Muñoz, Jonatan, Devaux, Axelle, Oberheidt, Stephanie and Punie, Yves 2016. OpenCases: case studies on openness in education. [Project Report]. JRC Science for Policy Report, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission. Available at:

[thumbnail of jrc101533_opencases case studies on openness in education.pdf]
Download (1MB) | Preview


OpenCases is a study which is part of the OpenEdu Project. It is a qualitative study consisting of a review of literature on open education and nine in-depth case studies of higher education institutions, a consortium of universities, a private organisation and a national initiative. It analysed the rationale and enabling conditions for involvement in open education, open education activities, strategies, impact, challenges and prospects. The main outcome of this study is evidence that a large number of OER have reached a large group of learners. However, completion rates of MOOCs are low. Accreditation is not formalised and in general its impact on employability is not measured

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Publisher: Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
ISBN: 978-92-79-58536-4
Funders: European Commission. Joint Research Centre
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2022 10:26

Citation Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics