The North-Rhine Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz) will cease operating the OER World Map on 2022-04-29. We would like to thank all those who have supported and promoted the project in recent years. hbz will provide an appropriate solution for archiving the collected data. The software and data are openly licensed, so it is possible … Continue reading Goodbye, world!
Does your University have an institutional repository? Do you have or know of a collection of resources that is openly licensed or in the public domain? For example a repository, a digitised collection of arts, a collection of audiovisual resources, a collection of guides and exercises, a historical collection of letters, scientific simulations or 3D … Continue reading Mapping Open Collections for Higher Education
The OE Policy Hub is a project of the OER World Map that fosters cooperative and evidence based policymaking in the field of Open Education by collecting policy documents, curating tools and good practices, connecting policy makers and advocates from all over the world. It is run by a group of policy experts and researchers aiming to … Continue reading The OE Policy Hub has launched!
by Jan Neumann, Leo Havemann, Javiera Atenas, and Fabio Nascimbeni The story so far and who we are Policymaking related to Open Education (OE) has been discussed intensively by a small community of experts during recent years. While it has perhaps been less interesting to the wider group of OE practitioners, a long-standing and important … Continue reading Relaunching the Open Education Policy Registry
The „pulsating pin“-feature enables it to lead OER World Map users and visitors to the current discussions about OER-related events on Social Media. Events that are currently taking place are displayed as pulsating pins on oerworldmap.org. User can click these pins and there is a prominent display with a link to Social Media: Hashtag "OEGlobal19" … Continue reading Tutorial: Pulsating pins for events
In the recent months we prepared the switch to a new open source login system (keycloak) which is more comfortable for world map users. In detail the new solution works far better with password managers (btw: Firefox Lockwise is available now). We hope to improve your experience while using the OER World Map! There is … Continue reading A better login system for you
The OER world map project recently joined the Free Education Alliance Germany, the "Bündnis Freie Bildung". The alliance members came together in Berlin to discuss strategies and activities for 2020. The Free Education Alliance (Bündnis Freie Bildung, BFB) is a coalition of organizations and individuals with the common goal of establishing and promoting Open Educational … Continue reading OER World Map @ Free Education Alliance Germany Meeting
Many resources in the development of the OER world map went into simple questions like "What is the best taxonomy of disciplines?" or what subtypes of organizations exist in the world? Behind every form field on oerworldmap.org there was most likely a lengthy discussion some time ago. 😉 Many of them are also openly documented … Continue reading Giving back to the community
Screenshot of "OERinfo OER funding germany" In our last sprint we decided to tweak the UI a little bit regarding our linked (open) data approach. All entries are stored as Linked Open Data, which means entries can be linked to other entries. You can now see all linked entries of an entry with a thumbnail … Continue reading UI update: More details, please!
This week is sprint time again. 🙂 In the last months we switched to a sprint-logic to organize the further development of the OER world map (oerworldmap.org). All results of our work is of course available as Open Source (see our github project repository). The main development is done by Felix Ostrowski and Daniel Doblado … Continue reading Let’s sprint again 🙂