Digilego OER principles

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are, typically, digital materials freely available to assist in teaching or self-study. OERs can vary greatly in size and applicability. They can be part of a lesson, used as priming for a teaching session, used during a session, or shared with students following sessions to reinforce or supplement learning (e.g. provide alternative perspectives), potentially using different mediums.

Within this scope we have defined some criteria and guiding principles.

Criteria and guiding principles

To guide development of OERs, project collaborators engaged in workshop discussions and ongoing conversations around criteria and principles that should guide the OER generation process. Review of criteria and principles continued throughout the OER development process. We stipulate a series of considerations in the aim of creating high quality OERs and their integration into the digital platform (https://digilego.eu).

The following criteria are meant to guide collaborators and higher education teachers in preparing and developing inclusive and accessible teaching and learning resources. Considerations must be selectively applied and are provided here to be helpful rather than constraining.

Style & formatting

Has the OER:

Inclusivity & diversity

Does the OER:

Quality assurance

Platform integration

The criteria listed here are not a constraint but an aim. These current principles can be part of a conversation to augment or edit them. If you would like to contribute, please contact the digilego team.