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skill-based scouting of open management content

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OpenScout is co-funded by the European Commission's
eContentplus Programme.

About OpenScout

OpenScout stands for "Skill based scouting of open user-generated and community-improved content for management education and training". OpenScout is a project co-funded by the European Commission within the eContentplus Programme as a Targeted Project in the area of Educational Content (Grant ECP 2008 EDU 428016). OpenScout started in September 2009 and has a duration of three years. More information about the project can be found at

OpenScout aims at providing an education service in the internet that enables users to easily find, access, use and exchange open content for management education and training. These functionalities will be included in the final version of the web portal together with social network functionalities which will enable users to add friends, build groups and work collaboratively. At this point the web portal allows users to search, rate, comment and tag learning materials and to use some basic collaborative tools such as Google docs and Google talk. Additionally external tools for communication such as Flashmeeting and IMO (Instant Messaging) are already available and running. This page will be continuously updated. So enjoy your stay.

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OpenScout Videos


Open Educational Resources and Licenses in OpenScout
This short tutorial explains the OpenScout view on OER and open licenses.


Creative Commons Kiwi
Creative Commons licences explained.


OpenScout Search-function
Short tutorial on how to use the search function in the portal.


Community in the OpenScout portal
Screen capture illustrating community interaction in the OpenScout Portal.


Personal Development Planner
Tutorial on how to use the PDP or Personal Development Planner tool for individual competence development and independent learning using OERs


OpenScout Search Widget in CLIX
This video shows how the OpenScout Search Widget can be integrated into the professional Learning Management System CLIX

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