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THE FORMAL OPINION ADOPTED BY THE ROMANIAN PARLIAMENT INCLUDES A RECOMMENDATION TO ADD OER DEVELOPMENT TO THE DIGITAL EDUCATION ACTION PLAN

The formal opinion adopted by the Romanian Parliament includes a recommendation to add OER development to the Digital Education Action Plan. The document is not on IPEX yet, and it will be in Romanian when posted (it is available on the Romanian Parliament’s website: http://www.cdep.ro/eu/docs/F846431945/HCD_COM(2018)_22.PDF

RESULTS FOR THE CONTEST “OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES: HERE AND NOW” – PHASE II

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On 17 of November 2017, at the closing conference of the project „Open Education in Moldova: here and now” – phase II, the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA presented the results from the contest on developing the open educational resources (OER), evaluated by an independent jury of experts. The competition period was from May to September 2017, the target group being the pupils, students, teachers, researchers interested in developing and applying OER (open educational resources) in the educational process in educational institutions from the Republic of Moldova.

Among the evaluation criteria of the materials presented at the Contest there were: the scientific and methodical teaching correctness, transdisciplinarity, utility, originality, ways of presenting the information, interactivity, creativity, bibliography and webography relevance.

At this Contest participated more than 40 teachers from general schools and from vocational schools with their works: educational projects, presentations, blogs, etc. Based on the type of the institution, participants were from 27 high schools, 10 secondary schools, a vocational school, primary school-kindergarten, from the State University „Alecu Russo” Bălţi, the Center for Excellence in Services and Food Processing from Balti, as well as from the Academy for Innovation and Change through Education.

The geography of the contest has the following numerical references: Chişinău – 7, Bălți, Orhei, Căuşeni – 3, Râșcani, Cantemir, Glodeni, Şoldăneşti Ceadâr-Lunga – 2, Făleşti, Floreşti, Cahul, Grigoriopol, Străşeni, Ialoveni, Ştefan-Vodă, Briceni, Călăraşi, Criuleni, Drochia, Hânceşti, Sângerei, Soroca, Briceni, Tighina, Vulcăneşti – 1.

The winners of the contest and respectively the finalists who participated at the closure conference were:

 1st PLACE:

  • Julea Gheorghe, High school “Mihai Eminescu”, Căuşeni: BIOLOGY (Digital coverage in teaching -movies, presentations, teaching projects, blogs);
  • Munca-Aftenev Daniela and Morozan Olga, Academy for Innovation and Change through Education, Chişinău: ENGLISH LANGUAGE (digital presentations, education blogs);

2nd PLACE:

  • Godoroja Rita, International School Heritage, Chişinău: CHEMISTRY (Developing students’ creativity in the educational process in Chemistry);
  • Conac Corina and Leucă Liliana, High school „Vasile Coroban”, Glodeni: CHEMISTRY  and BIOLOGY (,,Proteins”- interdisciplinary chemistry and biology lesson in 10th grade);

3rd PLACE:

  • Grădinari Oxana, Volontiri Olesea, Bilic Elena – Vocational School no. 4 and the Center for Excellence in Services and Food Processing, Bălţi: INFORMATICS  (Interactive presentations – texts, audio, video);
  • Guţu Igor and Guţu Ludmila, High School ”Ion Creangă”, Popeştii de sus, Drochia: MATHEMATICS  (How do we build a quadrilateral pyramid? Instructional sheet);
  • Gheţu Rodica, High School „Grigore Vieru”, Briceni: ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (didactical movie, digital textbook);

MENTIONS:

  • Grama Stella, the Creativity and Inventions High School „Prometeu-Prim”, Chişinău: ENGLISH LANGUAGE (digital presentation);
  • Condrea Raisa, High schoolAlexandru cel Bun”, Bender: ROMANIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (blog „In didactic style”);
  • Ştefan Serghei, Secondary school Oneşti, Hânceşti: ROMANIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (didactic website for teachers and students);
  • Pâslaru Aliona, Secondary School Pociumbeni, Râşcani: MATHEMATICS (didactic presentations);
  • Jitariuc Svetlana, High School ,,Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfânt”, Grigoriopol: MUSIC EDUCATION (didactic presentations, didactic movie);
  • Dvornic Liubovi: High School „Alexandru Donici”, Peresecina, Orhei: ROMANIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (didactic presentation);
  • Porombrica Maia: High School ”Meşterul Manole”, Sălcuţa, Căuşeni: MATHEMATICS (websites/blogs in education);
  • VulpeViorica: High School „A. AGAPIE”, Pepeni. Sîngerei HISTORY (didactic presentations, movies, blogs – through History and Education).

In conclusion, we appreciate the digital professionalism and teachers’ activism, who participated in the Contest and we hope that the OERs provided by them will be of real use to users, and their experience will inspire and motivate other colleagues to produce and use of OER, including on the site http://red.prodidactica.md/resurse-red/red-nationale/

We also intend to seek other funding to further dissemination of positive practices in the field, to expand digital inclusion, and also to functionally develop digital skills for teachers and school managers. We are still waiting for other teaching contributions, which the authors will agree to give them the this status, receiving the free license, and the authors will benefit from an electronic publication that is credited in the attestation process. Other useful information can be found on the page above, but also in the  edited brochure – “Open Educational Resources: Opportunities for Access, Quality and Relevance in Education”.

Cristina BUJAC,
Project coordinator

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CONFERENCE “OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES: HERE AND NOW”- PHASE II

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Friday, 17 of November 2017, within the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA (Armeneasca 13 str., Chisinau), a closing ConferenceOpen Education in Moldova: Here and Now”- phase II was held. This event was attended by policy makers from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova, members of the Coalition for Open Educational Resources in Moldova, representatives from the General Departments of Education, Youth and Sport, trainers of the Center, finalists of the OER Contest, as well as didactical staff from schools and universities, interested in the issue.

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SECOND SEMINAR ON CERTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF TEACHERS IN THE FIELD OF OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

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On 19th October 2017, at the EC PRO DIDACTICA, the second group of teachers from different disciplines met at the evaluation and certification seminar in the field of OER, after the training programme held in April 2017. The digital competences developed and used in the classroom have been evaluated and self-assessed, focusing on the exchange of experience and mutual learning through computer-assisted training.

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GATHERING THE FIRST RESULTS AT THE FOLLOW-UP SEMINAR ON OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

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On the 12th of October 2017, at the PRO DIDACTICA Educational Center, the first group of teachers from the primary and general secondary education institutions from various school subjects attended the evaluation and certification seminar with the topic “Open Educational Resources”, after benefiting from a new training program in the field. Thus, teachers have the opportunity to harness their own digital competences by designing and applying electronic resources in the educational process, both to the subjects they teach, and to the councelling classes or to any other kind of educational activities. We have found with professional satisfaction that the interest of the students for the subject studied is still high, specific practices of creative development, search and efficient use of national and international OER have been presented with the involvement of colleagues and students.

It has been noted that many schools have been endowed with advanced ICT equipment (tablets, laptops, interactive tables), including broadband INTERNET, favoring the use of OER by strategic policy in the field approved  at the institutional and national levels, encouraged by the Digital Skills Standards for Teachers from general education.We enjoyed that all the trainees were involved, they talked with each other quite productively, creating an effective exchange of advanced experiences and practices. Most of the participants participated in the Contest OER 2, organized in the same project in the previous months, and starting with December this year, the most interesting resources will be provided to the public, by placing them on the web page www.red.prodidactica.md/en/resources-oer/national-oer/.

Among the most original open resources, we mention those drafted by chemistry teachers: Dr. Rita Godoroja and Corina Conac, as well Mrs.Maia Porombrica, physics and mathematics teacher.

The workshop also discussed some technical and didactic aspects (ways of placing free licenses on the open educational resources created, the importance of linguistic correctness of the digital product, requirements for an efficient digital presentation, which is the OERs’  role in the creativity development of students at various school disciplines, free tools on the INTERNET to create OER, etc.).

In addition, we encourage teachers to produce OER, to improve their ICT skills, to learn English language and other international languages, thus being open and prepared to know a whole world through the subjects taught and to provide quality education services for the new generation of children and adults in the information age.

Viorica GORAŞ-POSTICĂ, Valeriu GORINCIOI, trainers,

Cristina BUJAC, project coordinator

THE THIRD SEMINAR WITH TRAINING ELEMENTS IN THE FIELD OF OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

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At the beginning of May 2017, at the EC PRO DIDACTICA, another 19 teachers from various school subjects benefited from a unique training program in the field of OER. Objectives achieved:  the development of digital competences, including OERs’ harnessing and development, updating ICT knowledge on the use of electronic resources in the educational process, and motivation of trainees to develop OER and dissemination of the experience gained.

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