The 11th EdReNe Conference is co-organised by Agro-Know and the Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus", and will take place on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at the premises of the Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus" in Athens, GREECE, giving the opportunity to the members of EdReNe (Educational Repositories Network) to meet and exchange information.
The rationale behind the foundation of this network is that a gap exists between users, who ask “where are the learning resources” and the content providers, who ask “where are the users”. Repositories address this missing knowledge about opportunities and resources. They are key disseminators of information of available learning resources. In repositories users search or browse for relevant resources (text books, websites etc.) among the vast supply on the market. Therefore, in many countries ministries of education/authorities or professional organisations have established national repositories of educational resources.
The objective of this Thematic Network is to bring together these web-based repositories of learning resources with content owners and other stakeholders within education in order to share, develop and document strategies, experiences, practices, solutions, advice, procedures etc. on the organisation, structuring and functionality of repositories.
The overall goal is to improve the provision of and access to learning resources. The network will link to/collaborate with other cross-national and/or local repositories/ collections/ catalogues, and publishers’ associations.
EdReNe develops practical guidelines and recommendations, but most importantly, constitutes a collegial network of European repository nodes and stakeholders. The network has the role of connecting the many providers of learning resources with the education community.
More info about the EdReNe 2014 Conference can be found here.