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Open Education Practices

Digital Fluency Course. Module 4: Academic Integrity in a Digital Age

In this module learners will be introduced to issues related to academic integrity, which has become a matter of increasing concern in the digital age. Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has been widely embraced, and much information and many resources are readily accessible through the internet. However, these available resources may be licensed or copyrighted in a variety of ways, and adhering to this may cause challenges in ensuring academic integrity in higher education.

Digital Fluency Course. Module 1: Digital Fundamentals

The aim of the course is to progress beyond the conventional notion of digital or computer literacy in order to become “fluent” in the digital workplace. The first topic reminds us of basic computer concepts and operations. We then move on to internet fundamentals, which covers recommended techniques of searching for information, and introduces useful web-based applications. The third topic concerns making good use of your virtual learning environment, using Moodle as an example.

Monitoring Progress on Open Education in Germany

The paper summarises the situation of OER in Germany. An analysis of the scope of acceptance, use and implementation of the concept in educational institutions and policy, as well as an overview of the major actors and initiatives in the field of OER is presented. In addition, considerations 
about the concept of Open Educational Practices (OEP) and possible benefits for educational institutions are suggested.