Platform

This output establishes and maintains an ICT infrastructure that enables all interested parties to share, find, exchange and adapt digital learning resources related to the projects’ online training programme as well as resources that will be be developed by the participating teachers themselves during the training and beyond, thus supporting the documentation and sharing of teaching practices within the projects Community of Practice that will be supported even after the end of the project. The infrastructure provides access to digital repositories of learning resources to enable wider sharing and networking of the projects’ communities with other networks and initiatives.

It will integrate a Repository (OER) and web 2.0 communication services to enable the online training activities of the projecta and the establishment of community of practice that will enable teachers apply the methodologies of the project, exchange experiences and practices, share contents developed with their students etc.

Materials will be further elaborated to become Open Educational Resources, that will be freely accessible through the portal by storing them in its underlying repository. To ensure proper accessibility and interoperability, Open Educational Resources will conform to certain norms and will be described with appropriate metadata. The repository of Open Educational Resources will also offer a reference point to other platforms and networks interested inexploiting project results to enrich current curricula and learning activities related with the
project’s themes.

To enable the wider possible dissemination and reuse of the collected Open Educational Resources, the project will adopt Creative Commons licenses (CC) to provide certainty and clarity in the digital access and use of educational or research outputs of the project. CC simplifies enormously the administrative proceedings relative to the transaction of author copyrights. They grant to the author the possibility of designing a customized system of usage rights cession on the generated resources, allowing, for example, to establish a double system, in terms of economic rights: Free use of the resource for educative or without intention of profit uses, and at the same time, payment for use rights if the work is used with commercial aims. CC is the most spread at the present time, and centring the analysis in the educational field. It allows the design of six licenses by means of the combination of four variables. The different possible combinations allow the author to personalize the license content to regulate the use of its work.

In the framework of community building activities, particular emphasis will be given to promoting the development of communities of practice among the project's target groups. To this end, a Web2.0–enhanced community will be launched to involve all users participating in the project into a continuous process of experience exchange and of continuous collaborative learning process.