Federica: the italian way to open educational resources

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Rosanna De Rosa
Monica Zuccarini


Universities have been gaining ground in terms of technological and pedagogic innovation. They are now offering additional services in the form of further education and career training designed to respond to society and market demand for continuous education.

Starting from a scenario analysis of Open Educational Resources, this article presents the experience of “Federica”, the web learning platform of the University of Naples Federico II. As an open access platform set up by a public university in the south of Italy, Federica is aimed at creating a new culture bridging print literacy and digital culture. Through a description of the potential of open educational resources and the success factors of the Federica experience, this article reveals the limitations and opportunities that this path traces for universities.

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