What is MORIL PDF Print E-mail
MORIL is a leading-edge Open Educational Resources (OERs) initiative by the Open and Distance Teaching Universities within the EADTU membership. The MORIL initiative is a multi-country initiative, and is to make educational content more broadly accessible (by means of OERs) to a vast array of both (lifelong) learners and institutional users.
Open courses
A multitude of OER member courses (varying in size) is involved in the initiative, directly aligning with EADTU members' institutional strategy and development. All OER offers are special in nature and differ from the offers of conventional universities in the sense that they consist of pedagogically-rich learning materials, specifically designed and developed for distance learning and intended for independent self-study.
International dimensions
Besides English content, many OERs are compiled in the national languages of the participating members within MORIL, making the initiative truly multi-country and multi-lingual: reflecting adequately the international dimension.
Supporting organisations
MORIL is co-funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation makes grants to address the most serious social and environmental problems facing society, where risk capital, responsibly invested, may make a difference over time. The Foundation places a high value on sustaining and improving institutions that make positive contributions to society.
Participating  organisations                                                     
 Germany FernUniversität in Hagen 
 Greece  Helenic Open University
 Italy  Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO
 The Netherlands  Open Universiteit Nederland (OU)
 Portugal  Universidade Aberta
 Russia  Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics (MESI)
 Spain  Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
 Spain  Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
 Turkey  Anadolu University
 United Kingdom  the Open University (UK OU)
 United Kingdom  the University of London, External system

Coordinating body
The initiative is coordinated by the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU). The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) is the representative organisation of both the European open and distance learning universities and of the national consortia of higher education institutions active in the field of distance education and e-learning.

Contact person
Dr. ir. C.A. (Kees-Jan) van Dorp
Research Director  (EADTU)
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