Written by rosanordeste
The openSE - open educational framework for computer science Software Engineering - brings together higher education institutions, open source projects and enterprises from different countries, across Europe and beyond, to collaboratively build up a common learning ecosystem.
The openSE framework is an open approach to computer science Software Engineering, aiming at the continuous provision of up-to-date and relevant learning materials and opportunities that match students' interests and employers' demand; providing firms with better educated employees and allowing learners to acquire an enhanced set of skills in comparison to traditional education. The openSE framework will be open to any type of learner: students of partnering universities, learners from the enterprise community or 'free learners' outside of any type of formal educational context.
It is the aim of the openSE Project to draw upon ongoing initiatives and prior experiences related to open educational provision or experiences of computer science education within open source projects. We cordially invite fellow educational institutions, practitioners and enterprises from the open source field, as well as all types of learners, to contribute to the development of openSE, be it in terms of structuring and shaping the openSE environment, providing learning resources and mentorship or support current opportunities.
The openSE Project is set to run between October 2009 and October 2011, being kindly supported through the European Union's LifeLong Learning Programme, more precisely by the ERASMUS Multilateral projects Action. However, as it was recognized potential to the virtual environment conceived, the project consortium is glad to announce that some partners, especially Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, will assure the continuation of the platform availability, maintenance and update.