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skill-based scouting of open management content

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About

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.net.

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

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

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Creative Commons Kiwi
Creative Commons licences explained.

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

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

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

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

News & Events

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Tue, 25 Sep 2012
Best practices on OER use and adaptation from OpenScout
The OpenScout project has published a collection of best practices for the usage and adaptation of learning materials targeted not only to Business &a...

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Thu, 13 Sep 2012
OpenScout launches Special Interest Group in partnership with EATEL
We are proud to announce that the OpenScout project has launched the Special Interest Group (SIG) Open Content for Business and Management in partners...

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Tue, 26 Jun 2012
UNESCO adopts OER recommendations
UNESCO adopts OER recommendations: The Paris OER Declaration Explained - The OER World Congress organized by UNESCO has adopted the Paris OER Declarat...

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Fri, 25 May 2012
UNESCO/OpenScout workshop at WSIS 2012: Recommendations for Policy Makers and Adopters
On May 16th 2012, UNESCO and OpenScout organized a workshop on "Internationalization of OER" at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in ...

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Mon, 30 Apr 2012
What do you think about OpenScout?
The OpenScout project is currently working towards a final version of the OpenScout portal. We therefore invite you to give us your opinions and impre...

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Wed, 25 Apr 2012
Webinar Series: How to find, use and share OER for Management
The OpenScout project invites you to take part in its webinar series "Open Content for Management Education: How to find, use and share free online ma...