Assessing OERs quality – the Open VM mini-MOOC case NAP webinarsVirtual Events

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 15:30 CEST

EDEN NAP webinar

The “Assessing OERs quality – the Open VM mini-MOOC case” webinar will take place on Wednesday, 3 April 2019 at 15:30 CEST with Francesca Amenduni from the University of Foggia and Roma TRE University, Italy in EDEN’s dedicated Adobe Connect room.


In the context of Open Education, quality assessment tools are necessary. Speaking of  quality means quality assurance, quality audit and quality enhancement. In the Open Virtual Mobilty Erasmus + Project’s framework, the quality assurance of OER is addressed through an iterative cycle of design, creation, implementation, and assessment, following the Design Based Research model (Barab & Squire, 2004).

Atenas and Havemann (2014) list a series of actions to identify resources to be taken into consideration such as choose resources already valued as high quality by peers, start a community discussion on a specific resource, use resources where keywords and metadata are clearly identified. In order to assess  each OER to include in the VM MOOC, partners of the IO6 developed a tool structured in three main indicators (Poce, Agrusti & Re 2015): 1. Quality; 2. Appropriateness; 3. Technical aspects. The webinar will present best practices developed in the Erasmus + Project OpenVM to search, select and assess OERs. In addition, the preliminary results of the pre-pilot phase will be presented.

Atenas, J., & Havemann, L. (2014). Questions of quality in repositories of open educational resources: a literature review. Research in Learning Technology22, 20889.
Barab, S., & Squire, K. (2004). Design-based research: Putting a stake in the ground. The journal of the learning sciences13(1), 1-14.
Poce, A., Agrusti, F., & Re, M. R. (2015). Sviluppo di uno strumento di valutazione delle risorse aperte (Oers). Cadmo.

The webinar will be followed by an #EDENChat with Francesca Amenduni on 3 April, 2019 at 18:00 CEST titled “From evaluation to creation: theoretical and practical tools for Open Educational Resources

Francesca Amenduni is a PhD Student in Experimental Pedagogy. Her expertise is in the e-learning field both as practitioner and researcher. She has worked as e-learning tutor and instructional designer since 2015. She carried research related to blended learning and her current PhD project regards semi-automated assessment of Critical Thinking in e-learning environments.