In the Italian university context, starting from 2016, EduOpen portal was launched. It was realized by a small group of universities within a project funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. Today it is coordinated by Inter-Universities Center Edunova at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
The MOOCs platform puts together more than 20 universities and institutions/associations of scientific and cultural relevance.
Besides courses, EduOpen provides pathways consisting of multiple MOOCs dedicated to the construction of complex knowledge.
Access to the platform is free and is not limited by academic qualifications or formal enrollment in one of the partner universities.
“Free [the] knowledge for everyone”, as an idea and an exhortation, is the slogan of EduOpen.