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Meeting in Malta, September 2015

Third partner meeting in Malta –
Standard  Meeting with all 7 EU-StORe partners

The meeting will emphasize the following features:

  • OER database
  • OER inventory
  • results of the research papers
  • chances and improvemnents of the first testing phase.

The meeting will be hosted by the University of Malta.

More information will be provided soon.

Second partner meeting in Paderborn, Germany

Yesterday, the second EU-StORe partner meeting has started in Paderborn, Germany.

The core elements of the project meeting are to discuss the current situation of the selected OER quality criteria in the different partner countries. Moreover, there will be a deep insight into the developed Web- Portal for the rating of OER and a discussion about the developed OER Inventory.
Another topic of the meeting is to give a free space to discuss open question concerning the financial and administrative management, as well as the upcoming interims report.
Cloud 3 EU-Store
We are happy about the good progress of the project and the first results. A big thank you to our consortium for their great support.

EU-StORe Workshop in Sibiu, Romania

The EU-StORe Kick-off workshop in Sibiu, Romania started today with information about the core elements of the project and a discussion on Open Educational Resources (OER). Some of the partners already met each other at a social dinner the night before to get an impression of the educational systems and the chances and challenges for Europe.
The start of the workshop lead to interesting facts and was a good basis for the future work.

Identifying OER in Europe and creating standard to assure quality is an important aspect in EU-StORe and all partners were aware that the is a way to get closer to a common view on didactical material and learning resources. It is not only providing material like it is discussed in so many parts of European policy and offered on different plattforms. The real challenge for a teacher, an educator or a course creator is to select material and to decide which one fits to the needs of the target group as well as which on is material which is created with a clear didactical concept. Therefore, it is important to seperate better OER from weaker approches.

The standards and quality criteria of EU-StORe and the rating of OER according to them are a very good ooportunity to deal with this problem and to foster transparency and better education all over Europe.

Feel free to discuss with us on the topic of OER and quality standards and accompany our EU-StORe project over the time of the criteria development, the rating of OER and the future steps.

Welcome to the discussion!

Marc Beutner (project coordinator)

A sucessful start for EU-StORe

Dear Partners,

Dear interested readers,

We are very proud to present you to day the website of the project EU-StORe – Creating European standards for open education and open learning resources.

As the chair of Business and Human Resourses Education, who was responsible for the concept and the design of this project

I welcome you to this interesting project concerning open education and the design and implementation and use

of standards to ensure quality of open learning resources.

I also welcome you all in behalf of the EU-StORe Project Coordinator Mrs. Carmen Duse of  the Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu, Romania.

The project started sucessfully on the 1st September 2014.

Please, join our discussions on open learning resources. We are lookinbg forward to the results.

Kind regards,

Marc Beutner