OpenGame is an Erasmus+ project intended to promote the inclusion of open educational resources and open educational practices into higher education. To achieve that goal, one of the results of this project will be a gamified experience for high education teachers, which will be based on real practices collected from other European colleges.
Further to provide a set of materials, this project intends to be an inspiration for teachers who do not know about open education or who are not motivated to include it into their daily teaching. Then, the three specific goals to promote the use of the open are: fostering awareness of goodness of open practices by providing teachers with other colleges’ practices; increase motivation by providing them with an attractive training environment; and give them the tools and capacities to put it into practice with their students.
In OpenGame, a set of 6 European Universities share and interchange their knowledge and experience, and work together to design and develop an attractive and effective gamified training program which broaden the introduction of the open philosophy into Universities.
The coordination of the project is in charge of Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR), in Spain. Also from Spain, Universidad de Salamanca; from France, Université of Nantes; from Portugal, Universidade Aberta; from Germany, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg; and from Ireland, Dublin City University. And the consortium is completed by two important networks: the Open Education Consortium and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). They form an interdisciplinary team which is already at work!
Actually, the kick-off meeting was held in Madrid in October this year, giving the opportunity to the partners to stablish the basis of work and to schedule the tasks to be reviewed in the next f2f meeting in Lisbon, next March. The engine is working!