One of the key ‘lessons learned’ is that the COVID19 crisis increased teachers’ and students’ needs for Open Educational Resources (OERs) for their online teaching and learning. OERs related to pedagogical methods and optimal design of online courses can support the changes and the challenges that we are all facing and help us to use more high-quality content to enrich synchronic learning.
Meital has been involved in six international projects, most of these have online courses and open content that we can access freely. In this session “OPEN LEARNING RESOURCES IN INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS” we will present 3 projects that can offer a wealth of content, innovative teaching methods and online courses that teachers can use and reuse.
.MERLOT (www.merlot.org) is a website of Open Education Resources
MERLOT is an educational website, a library at the heart, of open education resources (OER). It is designed to support teaching and learning for faculty, administrators, librarians, staff and even students. At its core is a search engine, Smart Search. Using the MERLOT Smart Search to discover OER not only searches the MERLOT site, but over 60 other digital libraries and the web.
Barbra worked on the MERLOT project as the Manager of Technical Services for over 20 years serving. She and her team of developers and graphic designer are responsible for the maintenance, improvements and new designs of MERLO.
Dr. Konstantinos Petridis awarded his PhD In 2001. The title of his thesis is “External Cavity Diode Lasers as a Pump Source for
Continuous Wave Optical Parametric Oscillators”. He joined,as post-doctoral researcher, the Non-Linear Optics Group of Professor Ebrahimzadeh in The
Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, Spain. In 2004 he joined the Department of
Electronics of Technological Educational Institute of Crete (TEIC) as a contract assistant professor and as a researcher in the Optoelectronics, Lasers and Plasma Physics Research Group
of TEI of Crete. In 2008 he got a tenure position as a lecturer in the Department of Electronics
of TEI of Crete. Since 2013 is a member of the Nanomaterials & Organic Electronics Research
group (leaded by Prof. Kymakis) of the HMU (ex. TEI of Crete). In 2013 he was promoted to tenure Assistant
professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering of TEI of Crete.
Nadia Sansone is a Researcher in Experimental Pedagogy and Technology Enhanced Learning at Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome where she is the eLearning Responsible and Head of teachers and tutors’ Training. She also leads the online Degree Course in Psychological Sciences and Techniques and acts as e-Learning Consultant at the School of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. Currently involved in the Horizon 2020 Up2University project aimed at defining a next generation online learning environment and its data mining system. Author of several international publications, including communications to conferences, book’s chapters and journal articles. She is Chief-editor of QWERTY – Open and Interdisciplinary Journal of Technology, Culture and Education.