Category Archives: call for action

Wie sieht eine ideale Projektdokumentation der OERinfo-Projekte auf der OER World Map aus?

(Because this article addresses directly to the members of the German OERinfo program it is written in German.)

Alle OERinfo-Projekte sind auf der OER World Map eingetragen und wichtige Informationen sind bereits vorhanden, vielen Dank für Ihre Mitarbeit!

Wir sehen die Dokumentation der OERinfo-Projekte hier auf der OER World Map als Pilotprojekt für die Dokumentation nationaler und internationaler OER-Verbundprojekte. Als Partner der Informationsstelle OER bieten wir die Infrastruktur zum Sammeln, Verknüpfen und Auffinden von projektbezogenen Informationen. Continue reading

Team spirit, CC0

Was sind die Lessons Learned der Projekte des OERinfo-Förderprogramms?

(Because this article addresses directly to the members of the German OERinfo program it is written in German.)

Die ersten Projekte, die unter Förderrichtlinie OERinfo gefördert werden, laufen zum
30. April 2018 aus. Nicht mehr lange hin also! Zeit, sich daran zu machen, die Ergebnisse von 18 Monaten intensiven Arbeitens, Forschens und Lehrens auch über die Projektdauer hinaus optimal verfügbar zu machen! Und zwar die Ergebnisse hier mal nicht im Sinne von produzierten Bildungsmaterialien oder neu hinzugewonnenen Mitstreitern in Sachen OER, sondern im Hinblick auf das Projekt selbst: Continue reading

Identifying Lighthouses

The Ljubjlana Action Plan highlights the need to identify and share models of good practice, which have proven to be sustainable ways to organize the production, adoption, sharing and use of Open Educational Resources. We believe that learning from experiences made in other countries will be key for a fast and effective global mainstreaming of OER and that the OER World Map is the ideal tool to support this collaborative learning process. Continue reading

Evaluating OER World Map with its users – your input requested

As part of our commitment to iteratively improving the OER World Map through its development, we are always keen to receive feedback from our users.  To encourage participation from as many stakeholders as possible we have formalised this process in the form of a survey (found at Continue reading

Can we map Open Education Week?

During a small research project starting during Open Education Week, we will try to look for ways to map Open Education Week, e.g. to put the activities of Open Education Week on the OER World Map.

Our interest in mapping Open Education Week data is twofold: on the one hand we made progress defining our data model by taking real world examples and trying to model them on the OER World Map. Initially we used OER stories for doing this on a micro level, targeting individual actors and activities. Just recently we produced the OER Atlas, giving us the experience of collecting data of a complete country. Collecting Open Education Week data will provide us with another interesting example of collecting real world data on a macro level. Continue reading

The OER World Map Openness Indicator – Background & Introduction

Since most of our team members are somehow connected to the library world, one of the first things we wanted to do, when we started phase II of the project, was to define a clear collection policy for the OER World Map, which should define which data to collect and which not. A clear scope, so we thought, would be especially important for a project like the World Map, since trying to collect too much often ends in collecting nothing right.

We consider ourself to be dedicated to Openness, which means that we support open licenses, develop open source software and even do most parts of our project communication openly on GitHub. Therefore our initial approach to define a collection policy was to restrict the OER World Map to entries, which are related to ‘real OER’, which according to my understanding meant in Creative Commons terminology CC BY, CC BY-SA and also CC BY-NC licenses and equivalents (though another strong opinion in our team argued that NC was no ‘real OER’ according to the Open Definition). Continue reading