National Institute for Digital Learning
The National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University (DCU) aims to be a world leader at the forefront of new digital models of education to help transform lives and societies. The NIDL brings together a unique team of leading scholars and respected educational practitioners, with considerable expertise at all levels of education. Our staff is highly regarded nationally and internationally and play valuable leadership roles on a number of professional bodies. In November 2019, the NIDL will host the ICDE World Conference on Online Learning at the Convention Centre Dublin.
UK Open Textbooks
Open Textbooks are a form of OER that has seen significant impact and success in the US and Canada. The UK OpenTextbooks project was funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation with two main aims: firstly to promote the adoption of open textbooks in the UK, and secondly to investigate the transferability of the successful models of adoption to the UK.
The UK open textbooks project are proud to sponsor OER19 and distribute a report on the findings of the project. The report details the approaches for adoption, and the differences in context. The project successfully raised awareness of open textbooks over a one year period and found a higher and further education environment that was ready for further development in this area.