Open Teach empowers teachers to develop their digital competences and become users and promoters of Open Educational Resources and Practices (OER & OEP). The project offers online courses, a collection of good-quality OER and a community of practice.
Teachers are at the heart of the digital transformation in schools. Especially during these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, educators of all grades are increasingly expected to provide learner-centred instruction using digital technology and content. However, stimulating learning with digital resources requires teachers to learn how to take advantage of the new technological developments.
The Open Teach project aims to empower teachers to develop their digital competences and become users and promoters of Open Educational Resources and Practices. Open Teach will create a set of online courses on Open Educational Resources and Practices (OER and OEP) for teachers, where they gain expertise in finding, selecting, modifying, re-purposing and evaluating OER.
Country: Germany, Greece, Portugal
Coordinator: imc information multimedia communication AG, https://www.im-c.com
Target groups: teachers, trainee teachers
Start year: 2000
End year: 2022
Contact person: team (at) open-teach.eu
The project offers a platform for teachers with a focus on middle and secondary school STEAM subjects. The Open Teach platform offers online courses with six modules on open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) and enables the collection and assessment of at least 500 resources (OER) by the community of practice (i.e. teachers taking the courses).
The courses’ learning activities include the critical selection, evaluation, adaptation, repurposing, and creation of OER. Teachers taking the courses become part of the community of practice sharing and critically assessing the resources on the platform. An innovative self-sustainable social- and system- supported assessment toolkit for the quality assurance of OER and OEP is integrated into the platform, and co-designed with teachers and educational experts.