The European Network of Open Education Librarians (ENOEL)

ENOEL is a community of academics from across Europe who share educational values and advocate for Open Education (OE). Established in 2018, the network encourages and facilitates the exchange of ideas with peers, and values learning from one another to drive Open Education possibilities forward.

ENOEL members per country

10%
Members
12%
Countries
30%
Active projects

105

Members

27

Countries

7

Active projects

Mission and vision

The ENOEL community is constantly growing. Educators and academics from around the world continue to show an increased interest in the OE movement. Together we are taking action to foster the development of policy to support and expand Open Educational Resources (OER).

Our long-term vision aims to recognize libraries in Higher Education as key trusted partners in making Europe’s educational resources and practices open and accessible to all.

Our mission is to support Europe’s Higher Education librarians, ambassadors, and facilitators of Open Education, in alignment with The UNESCO OER Recommendation. We seek to enable the conditions and opportunities to maximize access, use, and reuse of Open Educational Resources for all, whilst respecting and favouring diversity, affordability and equity to meet local needs.

Strategy

In ENOEL we work together. In Spring 2021 we created a 3 year strategy to guide our work.

The ENOEL network helped develop our strategy; and they will help deliver on it.

Key Activities

In ENOEL we share. Each member comes with unique skills, expertise, knowledge and perspective. We encourage and celebrate diversity of voices through a variety of events and programmes.

Open Education in Libraries of Higher Education, 2021 report

This report summarises the results of a 2021 survey of European libraries on Open Education (OE) and Open Education Resources (OER) prepared by SPARC Europe. It was done in consultation with the European Network of Open Education Librarians (ENOEL).

Read the report here.

 

 

 

 

An ENOEL toolkit: Open Education Benefits

The toolkit aims to help raise awareness of the importance of Open Education, and it points out benefits for four stakeholder groups: students, teachers, institutions, and society at large. The community is currently working on translating the toolkit into multiple languages. The localized versions will be available soon.

It features reusable and adaptable templates for Twitter cards, slides, and leaflets.

Download here.

 

Resources for librarians & Open Education enthusiasts

Members of the ENOEL community collaboratively create resources and collect links to key documents that can support librarians and OE advocates. Our Wakelet page, curated by the ENOEL members, gathers meticulously selected content related to OER, OE policies, OE support, and OE research results. Our librarians are constantly updating the resources and adding new links.

 

 

“ENOEL practitioners under the spotlight” webinar series

In this series of webinars ENOEL members guide us through their personal journeys with OE, providing a space for network members to share ideas, ask questions, and learn from one another.

Watch here.

 

OE “Drops”

A series of short videos explaining the basics of Open Education to newcomers. Plug in while enjoying your morning coffee, on a walk, or anywhere, and get acquainted with Open Education concepts in videos as small as a drop. These “drops” are collected in a playlist on ENOEL’s youtube channel.

Watch here.

Coming soon

Open Education Champions 

In this interview series, key advocates discuss the importance of Open Education and share their experiences creating and facilitating Open Educational Resources.

OE learning path for librarians

In collaboration with colleagues from across Europe and beyond, librarians in the network work to curate a collection of existing Open Education resources. The collection provides a helpful guide for those who want to learn more about Open Education, and identify available resources for educators, researchers, and students.

Related networks

In ENOEL we collaborate. We partner with national and international networks to stimulate the implementation of the Open Education Agenda, including Creative Commons, ICDE, LIBER, OE Global, SPARC NA, and the Network of Open Orgs, and many others.

Contact

If you have questions or would like to join the network, please contact Paola Corti, OE Community Manager at: p.corti@sparceurope.org.