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Virtual School Library and Open Educational Resources (RO0045)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Romania Action Plan 2016-2018

Action Plan Cycle: 2016

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research (MENCS)

Support Institution(s): National Centre for Assessment and Examination Education Sciences Institute; Open Educational Resources Coalition Romania

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government, Education, Legislation & Regulation, Public Service Delivery, Records Management

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: No

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

Status quo or problem addressed by the commitment Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. These materials can be found in any medium, digital or otherwise, and reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. Using OER can, at low costs, bring significant advantages to the public education system, especially in the secondary education sector: improvement of access to quality education, increasing citizens’ interest in education, improving the quality of education through peer assessment and innovation. Through the Law on national education no. 1/2011, Romania has created the legal framework for the use of OER: the Virtual School Library. However, the provisions of the law have not yet been implemented. Main objective Creation of the Virtual School Library and its population with open educational resources Brief description of commitment By creating the Virtual School Library and defining a national policy regarding open educational resources, the commitment aims to increase access to quality education and foster innovation. The sources for these materials will be: - documents produced by the MENCS and subordinate agencies, particularly curricula and textbooks that the ministry buys directly; - resources produced in EU funded programs, regardless of the beneficiary. The financing contracts will included clauses stating that the produces resources will be published under an open license and will be uploaded on the national portal; - new resources created by teaches and used for teaching activities, including school inspections. It is well known that teachers are permanently creating a host of teaching materials, and these materials can also be uploaded to the portal; - resources that are already developed by teachers and are distributed to other communities. The users of these communities will be encouraged to to transfer the most valuable resources to the national portal; - educational resources that resulted from the implementation of EU funded projects will be part of this library; - starting a public consultation process regarding the acquisition of textbooks, so that the content of the textbooks is also bought and becomes the property of MENCS; The implementation terms will be discussed and agreed within the MENCS. OPG challenge addressed by the commitment More effectively managing public resources; Improving public services Relevance The commitment improves the quality of education through open access to educational resources that are created with public funds, increases public accountability of the decision-making authorities and makes use of new technologies. Ambition Improve student performance by facilitating access to educational resources for teachers.


Romania's Commitments

  1. standardize public consultation practices

    RO0048, 2018, E-Government

  2. open local government

    RO0049, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Citizen budgets

    RO0050, 2018, Capacity Building

  4. youth participation

    RO0051, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. Register of civil society proposals

    RO0052, 2018, E-Government

  6. access to information – local

    RO0053, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. online business sector information

    RO0054, 2018, Capacity Building

  8. Digital consular services

    RO0055, 2018, Capacity Building

  9. Transparency in the funding of political parties

    RO0056, 2018, E-Government

  10. national investment fund transparency

    RO0057, 2018, E-Government

  11. civil servant training

    RO0058, 2018, Capacity Building

  12. raise awareness about corruption

    RO0059, 2018, Capacity Building

  13. transparency of seized assets

    RO0060, 2018, E-Government

  14. access to social services

    RO0061, 2018, E-Government

  15. open access to research

    RO0062, 2018, E-Government

  16. open education

    RO0063, 2018, Capacity Building

  17. evaluate open data

    RO0064, 2018, Capacity Building

  18. open data

    RO0065, 2018, E-Government

  19. Improving the legal framework and practices regarding access to public interest information

    RO0030, 2016, Capacity Building

  20. Centralized publishing of public interest information on the single gateway transparenta.gov.ro

    RO0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  21. Promoting Open Parliament principles

    RO0032, 2016, Capacity Building

  22. Starred commitment Improved management of the applications submitted for granting citizenship

    RO0033, 2016, Capacity Building

  23. Standardization of transparency practices in the decision-making procedures

    RO0034, 2016, Capacity Building

  24. Centralised publication of legislative projects on the single gateway consultare.gov.ro

    RO0035, 2016, Capacity Building

  25. Citizens Budgets

    RO0036, 2016, Capacity Building

  26. Improve youth consultation and public participation

    RO0037, 2016, Capacity Building

  27. Subnational open government

    RO0038, 2016, Capacity Building

  28. Promoting transparency in the decision-making process by setting up a Transparency Register (RUTI)

    RO0039, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  29. Access to performance indicators monitored in the implementation of the National Anticorruption Strategy (SNA)

    RO0040, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  30. Improve transparency in the management of seized assets

    RO0041, 2016, Asset Disclosure

  31. Annual mandatory training of civil servants on integrity matters

    RO0042, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  32. Improving access to cultural heritage

    RO0043, 2016, Capacity Building

  33. Open data and transparency in education

    RO0044, 2016, Capacity Building

  34. Virtual School Library and Open Educational Resources

    RO0045, 2016, Capacity Building

  35. Open Contracting

    RO0046, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  36. Increasing the quality and quantity of published open data

    RO0047, 2016, Capacity Building

  37. PUBLISHING THE PUBLIC INTEREST INFORMATION ON A SINGLE GOVERNMENT PORTAL: TRANSPARENTA.GOV.RO

    RO0019, 2014, E-Government

  38. MAKING AN INVENTORY OF THE DATASETS PRODUCED BY THE MINISTRIES AND SUBORDINATE AGENCIES

    RO0020, 2014, Open Data

  39. Starred commitment ENSURING THE FREE ONLINE ACCESS TO NATIONAL LEGISLATION

    RO0021, 2014, E-Government

  40. AMENDING LAW 109/2007 ON THE RE-USE OF PUBLIC SECTOR INFORMATION

    RO0022, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  41. OPENING DATA COLLECTED FROM THE NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM

    RO0023, 2014, Health

  42. OPENING DATA COLLECTED FROM THE MONITORING OF PREVENTIVE MEASURES AS PART OF THE NATIONAL ANTICORRUPTION STRATEGY 2012-2015

    RO0024, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  43. OPEN CONTRACTING

    RO0025, 2014, Open Contracting and Procurement

  44. OPEN ACCESS OPENING UP DATA RESULTED FROM PUBLICLY-FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

    RO0026, 2014, E-Government

  45. INCREASING THE QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF PUBLISHED OPEN DATA

    RO0027, 2014, Open Data

  46. HUMAN RESOURCE TRAINING IN THE FIELD OF OPEN DATA

    RO0028, 2014, Capacity Building

  47. DISSEMINATING INFORMATION ON THE OGP PRINCIPLES AND PROMOTING THE OPEN DATA CONCEPT IN AN ACCESSIBLE MANNER

    RO0029, 2014, Records Management

  48. Designating a person responsible for publishing open data in each public institution

    RO0001, 2012, Open Data

  49. Identifying regulatory needs, logistical and technical solutions

    RO0002, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  50. Making an inventory of available (high-value) data-sets

    RO0003, 2012, Open Data

  51. Priority publishing on the web pages of public institutions of specific data-sets

    RO0004, 2012, Open Data

  52. Initiating pilot-projects, in partnerships

    RO0005, 2012, Open Data

  53. Organizing public debates on the utility of open data, in partnerships

    RO0006, 2012, Open Data

  54. Uniform, machine-readable publishing format for open data

    RO0007, 2012, Open Data

  55. Procedures for publication of data-sets based on civil society recommendations

    RO0008, 2012, Open Data

  56. Procedures for citizen complaints pertaining to open data

    RO0009, 2012, Open Data

  57. Consultation mechanism between suppliers and beneficiaries of open data

    RO0010, 2012, Open Data

  58. Creating a rating system for the assessment of high-value data-sets

    RO0011, 2012, Open Data

  59. Routinely publishing specific data-sets on web pages of public institutions

    RO0012, 2012, E-Government

  60. Integrating open data from public institutions in a single national platform

    RO0013, 2012, E-Government

  61. Inventories of data, in order to facilitate public access

    RO0014, 2012, Open Data

  62. Institute a monitoring mechanism of compliance for open data

    RO0015, 2012, Open Data

  63. Stimulating the market for innovative use of open data

    RO0016, 2012, Open Data

  64. Routinely publishing data-sets on the national platform, 25% high-value

    RO0017, 2012, Open Data

  65. The Public Procurement Electronic System (SEAP). The Electronic Allocation System for Transports (SAET)/B.1 c) Expanding the on-line submission of fiscal forms. Ensuring the free on-line access to national legislation. Developing electronic tools to manage subpoenas and facilitate access toinformation regarding legal proceedings. Developing electronic tools to manage the procedures related to obtaining the Romanian citizenship. Developing electronic tools to manage the procedures related to the creation of non-profit legal persons. The Integrated System for Electronic Access to Justice (SIIAEJ)/

    RO0018, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration