As part of the Circular Design – Learning for Innovative Design for Sustainability project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, a searchable database for Online Educational Resources (OERs) is released as a Beta version. The purpose of this database is to make online resources accessible to design students, practitioners, businesses, and educators aspiring to learn more about how the concerns of sustainability can be responded in their design practice. The database will help the educators to find and use the most appropriate tools fitting the educational needs of them and their students. We hope the database can convey insights and possible directions for developing educational resources through highlighting the gaps and shortcomings of available ones and inspire further studies on Learning for Innovative Design for Sustainability.
The OERs submitted for hosting on the website will be placed under corresponding categories through a review done by the site administrators, to ensure they can be easily found by the users of the database. All the resources will be cited with creators’ credentials and will be licensed under creative commons (CC-BY-NC-SA). The upload form is at the end of this page, which will ask for the following information:
- Full name(s) of the creator(s) of OER
- Name of the institution
- Position of the creator(s)
- Name of the OER
- Brief description of OER (1500 characters max)
- Kind of files uploaded
- Categorization of OER (To properly select this, we highly encourage you to go through the database at least once)
- Editable Dropbox or OneDrive folder link, or existing website link, containing the OER material
- A declaration on Creative Commons and the use of OER material
We are continuously working to make the database more comprehensive and accessible to everyone. We expect your contribution and support for this database. If you have further questions, comments or suggestions, please contact the database admin (Yekta Bakırlıoğlu, University of Limerick) via e-mail: email@example.com or use our contact form.