The Center for Open Education Research (COER) is an international research consortium, that was established in 2018 in order to increase international collaborative research projects, furthering innovation and understanding in the areas of open education, educational technology, lifelong learning and international education. COER will also offer a fully online Master of Technology-Enhanced Learning (MTEL) program, which addresses a market need for leadership and management in realizing digital transformation within educational institutions, connecting students with a faculty of leading and renowned scholars and researchers in the field of online, distance, and open education.
The goals of the research center include, but are not limited to: * increasing and supporting collaborative and interdisciplinary research activities; * obtaining increased external grant funding; * performing quality, cutting-edge international research and scholarship; * addressing problems recognized as having important societal impact; * creating an intellectually stimulating environment for internal and external fellows; * attracting world-class research faculty and scientists, and the highest quality graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; and * offering an international, interdisciplinary Master's program to translate research and scholarship into teaching, knowledge transfer, and practice.
Emphasis is placed on international research projects in the context of open education on the level of global educational systems (macro level research), on the level of educational institutions (meso level research) and on aspects related to individual learning and teaching (micro level research). Three broad lines of research are followed in the fields of: * educational technology & learning design * open and distance learning * international education