Мechanisms and standards for OERs creation and publishing

This page describes project plan to establish mechanisms and standards for easier creation and publication of open education resources

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The aim of the project is to lead to mass creation activities and publication of specific high-quality open educational resources in a common repository and/or repositories of already established visibility and with existing criteria for selection and publishing (such as https://www.golabz.eu).

The contents of the repository, such as "one-minute" video presentations of experiments for educational purposes, should have the character of an educational unit (which provides a link to other educational content but sufficient information support about the phenomenon it presents) but also elementary and generic character because they can be used as elements of different teaching processes, digital textbooks, practicums and the like. The target group is students and teaching staff. One of outcomes of the project is the publication “Mechanisms and Standards for Creation and Publishing of OERs” which will have several editions during the project and which will be adopted at the project consortium meetings and iteratively corrected in its editions every 6 months. The target group includes interested teaching staff in the fields of natural and engineering sciences, government officials and experts in education policy and development, creators and administrators of digital libraries, librarians, textbook publishers, management of higher education institutions, but also all other interested individuals from the wider community. access to the repository of representative open educational content that is the subject of this project will be made available.

All partners are constantly committed to improving the mechanisms and standards of creation quality and publishing the content of the repository. An iterative procedure for improving the primary document is envisaged, which should improve the work of both the participants in this project and the academic community that will accept these activities. This basic document will be expanded with possible instructions and tutorials for the production of certain educational content, which will also be the outcome of this project. Each of the partners will deal with all aspects of the content of the standards for the production and publication of open educational content with special emphasis on those forms that will be published by each of the partners during the project. The main contribution should be to propose a procedure for reviewing the content and standards that should recommend its publication in the repository. Educational content and administrative-technical aspects are discussed. In the first three months of the project - a research will be made of the current situation and standards in the field of creating and publishing open educational content, and each of the partners will do one initial content that is the subject of this project. Discussion of the existing and initial proposals of each partner, at the first meeting of the partner consortium will give the first integral document, which will be improved by the end of the project. The methodology is based on research, own practice, mutual discussion, and a proposal to revise and improve existing mechanisms and standards. The key question is how to establish a mechanism for publishing exclusively representative content in the repository, and what are the criteria of excellence that should be met by the so-called. representative open educational resources.

The answers to this question will be discussed, improved and published by the project consortium partners throughout the duration of the project. At the end of the project, a final publication will be issued in the mother tongue of the project partner and in English. The planned administrative and technical support includes the preparation of publications "Mechanisms and standards for the production and publication of repository content" which will be printed in its final edition, and in all other editions prepared as an electronic publication placed through the project website and social networks.

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Last modified August 1, 2021