UCLouvain was a pioneer and is now a leading university in open education and distance learning. It also partakes of the global approach of open science, which aims to make research and scientific data and their dissemination accessible to every level of a society in search of knowledge.
Open education and distance learning
UCLouvain continues to develop three distinct lines:
- open education resources, including OpenCourseWare, which is accessible to and usable by all, for teaching and learning;
- MOOCs that anyone can take and online courses reserved for the student community;
- digital teaching and learning tools.
The university stimulates the use of the most relevant platforms and tools to support the wide-ranging needs of the teaching and student community.
To increase its international visibility, UCLouvain produces, shares and exchanges within national and international partnerships.
Open education makes it possible to better adapt to the variety of profiles and needs at UCLouvain by ensuring that everyone, regardless of their situation, has access to digital tools and resources.
UCLouvain is committed to making open access, open data and open source common practices mastered in the scientific community.
This culture aims to improve the quality and reliability of research through principles such as inclusiveness, fairness, equity and sharing.
UCLouvain actively contributes to national and international networks promoting open science such as Circle U. and The Guild.
"This wide-ranging project is based on a value: openness. It concerns the entire UCLouvain community and extends well beyond. We are committed to access to knowledge for all."
Yves Deville, Rectoral Advisor for the Digital University and Open Science
free education resources have been made available on the UCLouvain OER institutional platform since 2020.