Welcome to Open Education Austria

Open Education Austria is a collaborative initiative among Austrian universities to develop a national infrastructure for creating, discovering, and sharing open educational resources (OER).

Open educational resources are educator-created documents and media that are freely available for anyone to download and use without restriction in a wide array of educational settings. For more information about OER, please visit Open educational resources - Wikipedia.

With Open Education Austria, the libraries, e-learning centres, and central computing services of our partnering universities will join forces for the first time to support grassroots educators in the development of innovative OER materials and educational strategies. The mission of the project is to boost the overall quality of teaching and learning in Austria’s classrooms, as well as expand access to best practice research and training within the expert community.

Open Education Austria was launched in June 2016 with the generous support of a Ministry of Science, Research and Economics grant for higher education. The expected completion date is December 2018.