Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fifth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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OERlabs: Strategies for University-wide OER Advancement
Bence Lukács, Sandra Hofhues

Last modified: 25-06-2019


As part of the project ‘OERlabs – jointly training student(-teachers) for Open Educational Resources (OER) use’ at the University of Cologne, Germany, various university stakeholders participated in an open developmental process through attending Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues (MSD). The goal was to sensitize and educate student teachers for Open Educational Resources. During a 6-month process the stakeholders collaboratively explored the challenges and developed solutions for initiating and advancing the use of OER during teacher training. This paper provides the solutions developed by the participants with the help of an impact-effort-matrix, which enabled the stakeholders to assess and evaluate all solutions accordingly. A key to this development was the participatory nature and open dialogue process among all relevant stakeholders, i.e. student teachers, administrators, lecturers and university leadership. A majority of the solutions can be described as low-effort but high-impact, therefore showing a promising outlook for further innovation and organizational development in regards to implementing new technologies.

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