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Openness has been a feature of higher education for decades thanks to the establishment of open universities and digital technologies. Openness is seen as a fundamental value that supports societal changes and is necessary for higher education institutions aiming to promote change while being relevant for everyone.

TLC Milan 2017

The Teaching & Learning Conference (TLC) Milan 2017 brings together education leaders, heads of teaching and learning, senior managers, educators, course designers, system administrators and e-learning managers to share experiences, exchange ideas and network with their peers.

Learning environments

Learning environment refers to the diverse physical locations, contexts, and cultures in which students learn. Since students may learn in a wide variety of settings, such as outside-of-school locations and outdoor environments, the term is often used as a more accurate or preferred alternative to the classroom, which has more limited and traditional connotations.


Accessibility is a fundamental feature of content development that makes education more inclusive for everyone, regardless of their conditions. We will also feature a special infographic with tips about what to do and what to avoid when it comes to creating accessible e-learning.

Instructional design

Instructional design is understood as a model and process that draws on instructional theories and learning theories to achieve teaching and learning objectives. In the case of eLearning, this process should create collaborative teaching and learning environments that are highly effective.