The uniqueness of UP OER portal is that it has been created and designed based on field learnings, implementation of ICT in schools & interaction with teachers. After a rigorous understanding & evaluation of effective ways to integrate technology in classrooms we came up with the idea of mapping content with curriculum and create a repository. The Happy School model talks about holistic development of children and technology based learning is one of the aspects which has played a crucial role, especially during nationwide lockdown. Content has been largely created by teachers of Uttar Pradesh. There has been an added emphasis on ‘localization of content’.
Most of the portals are universal in nature and become static after some point of time. In order to ensure regular content inflow and outflow, a review & moderation committee comprising of teachers, educators and professionals will work on continuous upgradation & enrichment of content.
Department of Basic Education, GoUP & HCL Foundation came together to launch the State Open Educational Resource (SOER) portal. This portal hosts a repository of Open Educational Resources for elementary education. It has been mapped and categorized on the 5E model as presented in the content manual. It also has a compendium of questions which have been categorized on the basis of difficulty level & the KUSA model, i.e. Knowledge, Understanding, Skill, Application.
Teachers, educators, practitioners can use this portal to access content as well as download practice sheets. It shall be one of its kind and will cater to a large number of teachers in the state as well as outside. The vision is to bridge the gap between technology and learning in schools. A cost effective model which shall give the freedom of access to open educational resources and lead to sustainable efforts in the field of technology enabled learning.
Learning resources are often considered as key intellectual property in a competitive higher education world, more and more institutions and individuals are sharing digital learning resources over the Internet openly and without cost, as open educational resources (OER).