50th anniversary of the OUUK

Please, do continue, bringing many happy returns of the day

The Open

So many meanings and so many interpretations… through 50 years of collaborative development!

From freely available, to accessible and inclusive… and global.

Always inviting: to consider, to participate, to join and collaborate…

Free from restrictions, but thoughtful with quality standards.

Responsive and responsible.

Reflective and always in the progressive state…

It took 50 years for “traditional” higher education to understand what you are, why you are and where you are heading for.

The Open University in the UK

EDEN is a little bit more than half of your age, as one of your children – mostly attached to you until nowadays and inheriting the values and traditions, thoughtful and careful legacy (established by Sir John Daniel), wisdom and nature of the innovation in technology enhanced learning – through the roots of the Open, established in Milton Keynes, in 1991, with the goodwill and support from the founders and fathers of EDEN.

Read the full post on the President’s Blog.