In July 2018 the University of Nova Gorica and the UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Learning at Jožef Stefan Institute organised the Course in Open Education Design to equip the participants with basic knowledge, practical advice and hands-on experience to prepare them for their own design of Open Educational Resources (OER).

During the 5-day course, the participants became familiar with open education design processes, methods and tools. They learned from OER experts and practitioners how to align open education with developmental and strategic goals, they got basic knowledge about OE concepts, about pedagogical and didactical issues as well as about content related issues in OE.

Anthony Camilleri talked about the impediments to recognising knowledge, skills and competences an individual acquires by open learning and how both Higher Education Institutions and employers could benefit from the development of an open credential system. He listed what existing tools and mechanisms are at our disposal to create scalable open educational credentials Europe-wide and highlighted two European projects, namely OEPass and MicroHE, that are working towards delivering innovative solutions. The presentation was recorded and the video can be viewed here.