Research for development
Technology and innovation to reinforce entrepreneurial activities

ECO (E-learning Communication Open-data)

ECO (E-learning Communication Open-data)  project will use leading-edge technology to create a combined MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) platform, based on individual platforms and resources provided by project partners, making it possible to combine and transfer pilot activities in all the hubs involved. ECO will contribute to increasing awareness of the advantages of open education in Europe. The project will prove the potential of MOOCs (courses and communities) for breaking down technological barriers in learning across people with special needs or at risk of exclusion.

The project is funded by European Commission,  under the CIP – Competitiveness and Innovation Framework programme. The Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, coordinates the project, the other project partners are: Politecnico di Milano with the support of Fondazione Politecnico di Milano; Centro Superior para la Enseñanza Virtual; Open Universiteit Nederland; Universidad de Valladolid; University of Manchester; Universidade Aberta de Portugal; Universidad de Oviedo; European Distance and E-Learning Network; Universidad de Zaragoza; Universidad de Cantabria; Reimer IT Solutions b.v.; VMMV Consulting; SünneEichler Beratung FÜR BILOUNGS RANAGE-HENT; LOYOLA A; Université Sorbone Nouvelle – Sorbonne Paris Cité; Tabarca Consulting; Telefónica Learning Services S.L.; Instituto Superior de Aveiro; EDITRAIN, S.L.; European Association of Distance Teaching Universities; Humance AG; BIC Euronova S.A.; Geographica.

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