Tips

Here you will find a regularly updated annotated collection of links to helpful websites and interesting projects.

Education

OER.schule provides teacher-tested free educational materials, in some cases entire Moodle courses.

OERinfo is a project of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Research and Information. It provides information about Open Educational Resources (OER) in podcasts, videos and blog posts, organizes events and creates materials. The OER Map can be searched for OER-related people and projects and thus promotes networking in the OER scene.

Jöran & Konsorten is an agency for digital education. It organizes events, develops concepts and implements projects. Founder Jöran Muuß-Merholz is a driving force behind the OER movement in Germany.

The book “Freie Unterrichtsmaterialien finden, rechtssicher einsetzen, selbst machen und teilen” by Jöran Muuß-Merholz offers everything worth knowing about practical work with OER on just under 200 pages.

Software

The Python Software Verband e.V. promotes the German-speaking community with information about the python programming language, supports events and organizes conferences and hackathons itself.

The Chaos Computer Club (CCC) is a large association of hackers in Germany that promotes and reflects contemporary technical solutions and hacking ethics through events, research and press releases.

In the nearly one-hour video “Die Geschichte von Open Source Software” Ansgar Kückes explains the development of open software and what it means for us.

Openness

The Creative Commons are licenses that define usage rights (e.g. for OER) in a multi-level model.