Designing multi-faceted open informational ecosystems for learning and teaching

Gehalten am 02.09.2019 in Hamburg
Ahmad, Atezaz; Drachsler, Hendrik; Heck, Tamara; Hölterhof, Tobias; Scharnberg, Gianna
Contributed Workshop
European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) „Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future“
European Educational Research Association (EERA)


Two developments influenced processes in learning and teaching in higher education. First, digital services like learning management systems and digital learning resources become standard. Second, principles of open education, and more specifically open educational resources (OER), become more and more relevant. Our challenge is to bring together benefits of digital components and analytics and principles of open education. The idea is to establish informational ecosystems that have an open and transparent structure. Furthermore, they might include multi-faceted components that are able to support learning and teaching at its best. Such a system would allow the sharing, mixing and distributing of OER across institutional borders. It would offer easily accessible ways for educators and learners to communicate and collaborate. Moreover, it would support teaching processes and learning outcomes while applying trusted learning analytics that make use of digital data like resources and learners’ digital footprints to provide effective feedback that improves learning and teaching.