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Ben Janssen (Individual Member)

"Founder and director of the independent consultancy and research firm OpenEd Consult in the Netherlands. My work focusses on social, economic, ethical and inclusive aspects of the digitalisation of education and learning, and more in particular the role and function of Open Educational Resources. I have advised governmental and non-governmental institutions, organizations and companies in technical vocational and higher education, nationally and internationally. I help organisations in designing, implementing and evaluating educational strategies and policies with a focus on open education.

I co-authored the UNESCO/COL publication ""Guidelines on the Development of Open Educational Resources Policies""

I am affiliated researcher to the UNESCO OER chair at the Dutch Fontys University of Applied Sciences ICT, and senior expert at the German Research Institute for the Economics of Education and Social Affairs FiBS.
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Institution Website: http://www.openedconsult.nl/en

Initiative(s)

"Guidelines on the Development of Open Educational Resources Policies" The publication provides guidelines and a systematic approach to develop and implement open educational resources policies in different contexts to achieve the targets of Sustainable Development Goals 4. Using a six-stage approach, the guidelines provide several templates and questions along with theoretical underpinnings and practical examples to help government officials and experts develop policies that are grounded on the needs of the stakeholders.
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"OER in TVET. Open Educational Resources for skills development" - is a research and advocacy project aimed at making a worldwide overview of the state of affairs and the extent to which the potential of Open Educational Resources (OER) is harnessed in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), commissioned by UNESCO-UNEVOC, Bonn, Germany.
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"Adoption of Sharing and Reuse of Open Resources by Educators in Higher Education Institutions in the Netherlands: A Qualitative Research of Practices, Motives, and Conditions"-- tirst comprehensive overview of adoption of OER in Dutch Higher Education Institutions.
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