The EU-StORe project finished sucessfully at the end of August 2016. The whole project team and a broad audience are happy with the created quality criteria for OER and the OER rating platform. Moreover, the EU-StORe book could be finalised and the showcases as well as the handbook could be created and provided to the OER interested audience. The criteria are most important to ensure high quality OER and they are a big step towards a more transparent world of OER. Open educational resources are important for the future of education. It is crucial that the EU and the different countries take them into account.
On a OER meeting in Cologne, Germany in June 2016 Prof. Dr. Marc Beutner, the one who had the idea for EU-StORE and initiated the project, put it in the following words:
“It is not enough to focus on OER and collect or share them. It is important to realise that only high quality OER are useful to improve eduction. It is not good and easy for users to search through hundreds or thousands of OER, when they are not sure what they address, what type of OER these offers are and what quality they have. It is crucial to ensure quality of OER. It ist time for Europe to face this challenge. The EU-StORe quality criteria for OER are an important step towards such a new view an OER and support innovative education while ensuring that this education is done in a qualitative excellent way.”
The EU-StORe Information Film offers comments on OER and the project EU-StORe as well as insights into the project:
The Showcase Event in Germany went very well. The teachers were interested in OER, the quality standards and the rating. We discussed the importance of learning scenarios and we got a positive feedback.
The final EU-StORe meeting started in London, UK:
All partners are very happy to discuss main results and topics of the project and
will focus on the policy paper, the OER Book and the dissemination film.
The work on the Course Creator and the design of courses are running well. Also the rating of OER is successful. At the end of May the EU-StORe project comes together for the final meeting:
The EU-StORe OER Conference
This meeting will take place in London, UK
from May 30th to June 1st of 2016.
We are looking forward to interesting discussions and presentations of results.
From the 16th to the 20th of February Prof. Dr. Marc Beutner presented Eu-StORe and the discussion on OER on the educational fair Didacta 2016 in Cologne. The feedback of the broad audience was great. Trainers, teachers and educational experts were impressed of the quality criteria and stated that EU-StORe is a real success story. We also used our new promotion materials to attact the intrest of the fair audience.
The discussion on learning scenarios at the meeting in Rome was really successful. All partners decided to use a common framework for the creation and description of possible learning scenarios with integrated OER. Therefore, a common apprach is garanteed.
Today the EU-StORe OER and Learning Scenario Conference started at LUMSA Univesity in Rome, Italy. The partners are discussing the OER quality criteria and process of rating OER according to these critera. Moreover, the design of scenarios and showcases for the use of OER in educational contexts is one of the main aspects.