OLA is a 2-year Erasmus+ European project (2021-2023) coordinated by the National Research Council of Italy aiming at giving an impetus to “Open Educational Resources” and “Open Educational Practices”, as an opportunity to build a more inclusive society and reduce the digital divide in the European educational context.

Open Educational Resources – intended as free digital educational resources, collaboratively developed by teacher networks with other social actors – already exist, but are still a fragmented reality, not enough widespread and valued at institutional level. OLA partnership, integrating scientific research knowledge, expert know-how and real educational process at school, aims promotes their development and diffusion by means of: MOOC courses for teachers; creation of guidelines about open educational resources for teachers and editors; participative building of an open access online platform usable by teachers to develop and spread multimedia educational scenarios.


OLA project provides 5 MOOC modules for primary and secondary school teacher:

  1. What Open Educational Resources (OER) are
  2. Re-using existing OER
  3. Building and evaluating OER
  4. Open Educational Practices and Blended Education
  5. Creative commons and open licenses

Guidelines for teachers and educators

OLA Guidelines are part, with the 5 MOOCs, of the training tools aimed to develop teachers’ competences in designing and implementing OER following the OLA approach. The Guidelines are intended as a tool where teachers, attending the MOOCs, have the opportunity to deepen the dimensions of greater interest. The Guidelines provides the frameworks of reference, a “2 ways design” in order to meet the different frameworks provided in the national education systems and supporting tools to enhance the qualitative standards to be met creating the scenarios.

OLA Repository

OLA Collection includes OER materials, focing on provides freely available educational resources that have been developed by participated teachers in OLA project. The OLA Collection' materials, which have been designed based on OLA MOOCs, provide STEAM education contents, aiming to enhance accessibility and affordability in education.

About OLA

OLA is a 2-year Erasmus+ European project (2021-2023) coordinated by the National Research Council of Italy that, following the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemics, aims at giving an impetus to “open educational resources” and “open educational practices”, as an opportunity to reduce the digital divide in the European educational context, building a more inclusive society.

Project code: 2020-1-IT02-KA226-SCH-095468

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