News: Up2U remote learning platform expands access to all schools and universities across Europe

Up2U remote learning platform expands access to all schools and universities across Europe

The EU-funded Up2U (Up2University) project has announced that openUp2U, a version of its trusted, remote learning platform will be available to all schools and universities across Europe, in an effort to support continued learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

openUp2U has been developed and offered in direct response to COVID-19, with the support of Up2U project partners including GÉANT, NORDUnet, CERN, ownCloud, PSNC, KIFU, NTUA, GRNET, GARRThe Open University and MIUN.

The Up2U platform is a Next Generation Digital Learning Environment that is modular, interoperable, highly customisable and portable. Based on open source technology and developed by European not-for-profit organisations and research institutions such as CERN, it offers services such as course management, video-conferencing and file sharing integrated into a learning management system, so that teachers and students can collaborate in real-time, supporting remote learning and educational support.

These services include:

Erik Huizer, CEO of coordinating partner GÉANT “The Up2U project, established in 2017, works with National Research and Education Networks, universities, secondary schools, research institutes and SMEs, as well as the wider education community to provide a trusted platform where teachers and students collaborate on learning. At a time when universities and schools are being temporarily closed, we are making this platform available at pace that is much faster than we would apply under normal circumstances, to facilitate remote learning, so that students are not disadvantaged at an important time in their education.”

Details on: https://www.geant.org/News_and_Events/Pages/Up2U-remote-learning-platform-expands-access-to-all-schools-and-universities-across-Europe.aspx