Second place for TIB at the OER Awards

TIB presents the CoScience project at the OER Festival 2016 in Berlin

For three days, the OER Festival in Berlin revolved around the topic of Open Educational Resources (OER) – open learning and teaching materials. Experts gathered from 28 February to 1 March 2016 under the auspices of UNESCO to discuss the topic of OER, to present their ideas and projects, and to show where we are heading.

A highlight of the OER Festival was the presentation of the OER Awards 2016, chosen from numerous nominations. One of the nominees was TIB, which was nominated in the higher education category for its “CoScience” project . In this project, the library teaches IT skills to researchers based on the principles of Open Science – in an open, transparent and collaborative manner. Other nominees included the projects “Mathe für Nicht-Freaks” (Maths for non-freaks) and “curriculum”.

The OER Award went to the “Mathe für Nicht-Freaks” project. We congratulate the organisers on winning this great award! The project presents a series of maths textbooks that are freely accessible and, above all, easy to understand – created by volunteer authors. The OER Award ceremony also offered the nominees a platform for engaging in dialogue. The result: there are already ideas about how TIB can involve its many services in the “Mathe für Nicht-Freaks” project.

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OER Award 2016 in the higher education category: presenter Valentin Münscher (Wikimedia Deutschland), Joachim Dietrich (curriculum), Philip Schrenk (CoScience), Stephan Kulla, Andreas Häffner (Mathe für Nicht-Freaks), presenter Dr. Markus Deimann (FernUniversität in Hagen) (from left to right). // Photo: CC BY 4.0 Thomas Trutschel, Photothek