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“EDIA Project” OER to change the way of learning in Secondary Schools.

Teachers and students around Spain are using OER created by the CeDeC EDIA Project team as the main (and sometimes, the only) support for their learning activities in the classroom. The most important point of these resources is their focus on methodology. Students that learn with the OER EDIA project build their own learning working together in cooperative teams, along with the Project-based learning (PBL) methodology.

Teachers and students around Spain are using OER created by the CeDeC EDIA Project team as the main (and sometimes, the only) support for their learning activities in the classroom. The most important point of these resources is their focus on methodology. Students that learn with the OER EDIA project build their own learning working together in cooperative teams, along with the Project-based learning (PBL) methodology.

Another important matter is the use of exelearning.net as the main creation tool. The development of this author tool allows any teacher (or anyone out of the educational world) to use, adapt and spread the resources without any special training. Exelearning.net is also in permanent development due to the dedication and cooperation of volunteers, firms and public institutions like CeDeC, Intef and several Regional Departments of Education (Murcia, Galicia, Madrid and Andalucía).

Antonio Calvin Secondary School is one of these schools where EDIA Projects are contributing to a new way of learning. During the last two years students from this school (located in Almagro, in Castilla La Mancha) working with their teacher, Virginia Capilla are using EDIA's OER designed for Geography and History as their main support in the classroom. The results of their work and learning are experiences by creating products such as a multimedia tourist guide for different countries, personal learning spaces (like blogs or collaborative sites), podcasts, TV reports and many others. The experience developed at Antonio Calvin Secondary School will continue during the following courses with other students and teachers, creating new ways to learn.

Domingo Chica Pardo, at San José School in Velez-Málaga, is the example of how EDIA's OER has contributed to change the educational reality. This teacher has adopted English EDIA OER to guide his pupils through learning. For instance, some of them have worked in a virtual London travel while creating an article focused on the teenagers' entertainment. This one has been one of their experiences in a special year that enabled them to create audio guides of their own town, multimedia posters and many other products.

These two experiences are examples of how EDIA Project connects with both Technology and methodology, trying to encourage a new way of learning and managing schools, classrooms and even students. Along with this, EDIA is presenting a model create OER products based on the creation of permanent teams formed by teachers who are dedicated to create, spread and even check OER's quality and implementation. The different teams are coordinated by CeDeC staff and they cooperate in order to make OER a global and effective learning tool.

Nowadays, EDIA's teams keep on creating new OER resources for the different subjects working along with the Project-based Learning methodology. In addition to this, the support of teachers testing the OER is making them better and, most importantly, it fully fits in any classroom and with any student's reality, needs and expectations.

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