It also enables universities and research and educational institutions to publicise their courses. Currently, some 200 institutions across Europe- among them the universities of Surrey, Sussex, Sheffield, Leicester, Edinburg, the Leeds Metropolitan University and the University of the Arts London - participate. The content is constantly updated.
Today's initiative – Opening up Education – looks in three main areas:
- creating opportunities for teachers, learners and organisations to innovate.
- increasing the use of Open Educational Resources and ensuring that educational materials produced with public funding are available to all.
- better ICT infrastructure and connectivity in schools.
Over the next 10 years, the e-Learning market is projected by some to grow fifteen-fold and account for 30% of the whole education market. Today's initiative aims to help professionals in education and policy makers to shape this transformation rather than endure it as something that happens to them.