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OER are important – EU-StORe could be finished sucessfully

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.”

Insights in the project EU-StORe

Partner Conference in May

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.

EU-StORe Finales Meeting

EU-StORe Presentation on the educational fair Didacta 2016

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.

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