Open Science Resources

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The good teaching practice at a glance

Subject of practice


Target groups


Educational level

Secondary Education

Short Summary

The Open Science Resources (OSR) portal enables teachers to access the finest digital collections in European science centres and museums, to follow educational pathways connecting objects tagged with semantic metadata and to enrich the contents provided with social tags of your own choice.

Duration of the implementation

2014-07-22 16:15:00 - 2014-07-22 16:15:00

Difficulty of ICT solutions used


Detailed description

Age of learners

15 - 20

Learning outcomes

The OSR Repository includes numerous educational materials (images of exhibits and scientific instruments, animations, videos, lesson plans, student projects and educational pathways with guidelines for interactive museum visit experiences); educational m

Description of challenges faced (Are there any difficulties teachers/learners might face?)

Thinking, problem solving and decision making
Being creative

Detailed description

Users can search for the educational materials in the "Explore OSR" section or to upload their own materials to the OSR Repository, using the "Share your Content" section. Open Science Resources Portal enables teachers to develop- through the learning pathways they are asked to deliver -learning to learn competences. Teachers may develop - by using the respective tool- educational pathways tailored to the needs of their pupils, and thus engage them to an innovative approach of science and museum education; i.e. relate an exhibit or series of exhibits to a certain educational pathway, or adapt a delivered to the pupils` needs.

Learning Activities / Implementation

The OSR portal contains educational material in the form of educational content (images of exhibits and scientific instruments, videos, animations, exercises, graphs, links) and of educational pathways (structured and open learning activities organized according the inquiry based pedagogical model).

Additionally teachers are able to share or upload educational content by signing in to OSR portal and using the respective tools; under this framework teachers along with their pupils may use already uploaded content, or develop their own, under certain criteria.

Username and password are obligatory; partners interested in using the portal should ask for a username and password and then log in.

Tools used to realise the practice

Open Science Resources

Country of originGreece
Language of the practiceEnglish
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Status of the practiceFinal
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Area of good practice
  • ICT enabled learning - Using digital resources for face-to-face classroom practice & for online learning/blended classroom practice
Copyright related to this practice

Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

This practice is
Transferable, Innovative, Impact, Collaborative

About the author

Name of contributorThanos Leontios
Affiliation of contributor Ellinogeraniki Agogi
Institution where this practice was implementedEllinogeraniki Agogi