EdReNe - Overview
A gap exists between users, who ask “where are the learning resources” and the content providers, who ask “where are the users”. Repositories address this missing knowledge about opportunities and resources. They are key disseminators of information of available learning resources. In repositories users search or browse for relevant resources (text books, websites etc.) among the vast supply on the market. Therefore, in many countries ministries of education/authorities or professional organisations have established national repositories of educational resources.
Educational Repositories Network
The objective of EdReNe (Educational Repositories Network) Thematic Network is to bring together these web-based repositories of learning resources with content owners and other stakeholders within education in order to share, develop and document strategies, experiences, practices, solutions, advice, procedures etc. on the organisation, structuring and functionality of repositories.
The project will link to/collaborate with other cross-national and/or local repositories/ collections/ catalogues, and publishers’ associations. The project will develop practical guidelines and recommendations, but most importantly, it will establish a lasting collegial network of European repository nodes and stakeholders.
The main output of the EdReNe project will be a comprehensive website with recommendations, documentation, templates, roadmaps and documents describing issues, state-of-the-art and offering possible solutions to the problems described above. Existing repositories can cut some corners and new repositories may have a less costly and much less complicated path in life.EdReNe Web Site
|The overall goal of the EdReNe Project is to improve the provision of and access to learning resources.
Issues to be addressed include:
- Policies and strategies
- Quality criteria and assurance
- Rights protection and management
- Standards and interoperability
- Development and harmonisation/mapping of application profiles
- Types of learning resources
- Involving commercial publishers and associated agreements
- Encouraging teachers' knowledge sharing
- Linking to reviews and evaluations
- Connecting to curriculum
- Ethics, screening and clearing, and
- Web-services bridging to other portals and local learning platforms.
|EdReNe brings together members from webbased repositories of learning resources with content owners and other stakeholders within education.
- UNI•C (Denmark)
- EUN – European Schoolnet (Europe)
- EENET – European Expert's Network for Education and Technology (Europe)
- Menon Network (Europe)
- EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network (Europe)
- FWU – Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht (Germany)
- UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
- TLF – Tiger Leap Foundation (Estonia)
- UNI-LJ-FMF, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
- ITC – Centre of IT in Education (Lithuania)
- ENIS Austria (Austria)
- NCTE – National Centre for Technology in Education (Ireland)
- Kennisnet – Sticting Kennisnet Ict op School (The Netherlands)
- Becta – British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (UK)
- CNDP – Centre National de Documentation Pédagogique (France)
- Giunti Interactive Labs (Italy)
- BFU – Brancheforeningen for undervisningsmidler (Denmark)
- AIE – Associazione Italiana Editori (Italy)
- EduLearn (Portugal)
- sDae – Sociedad Digital De Autores y Editores (Spain)
- IML – Umeå University Department of Interactive Media and Learning (Sweden)
- Skolverket – The Swedish National Agency for Education
EdReNe invites all stakeholders interested in sharing experiences and opinions on repositories of learning resources to join the network as associated members.
An associate member participates in the work and events organised by the network as any other member, and have full access to the Memebers zone of the EdReNe website. Expenses related to participation in seminars and workshops are paid by the associated member.
- Utdanning.no (Norway)
- Utdanningsdirektoratet (Norway)
- VETAMIX (Finland)
- Lektion.se (Sweden)
- Intrallect (UK)
- SLO - the Netherland's Institute for Curriculum Development (The Netherlands)
- CTIE - Centre suisse des technologies de l'information dans l'enseignement (Switzerland)
- apsit - aps IT diensten (The Netherlands)
- TLU-CET - Talinn University (Estonia)
- CTE – Centre de technologie de l'éducation (Luxembourg)
- Ontwikkelcentrum (The Netherlands)
- LTScotland, Learning and Teaching Scotland (UK)
- Encyclopaedia Britannica Education (UK)
- DGIDC - Direcção-Geral de Inovação e de Desenvolvimento Curricular (Portugal)
- ALLIANZ S.p.A. (Italy)
- Teachable.net (UK)
- Agenzia Nazionale per lo Sviluppo dell’Autonomia Scolastica (former INDIRE)
- SMART Technologies (United Kingdom)