Challenges for open educational resources on biotechnology


  • Luciana e Sá Alves Inmetro/Brazil

Palabras clave:

Open Educational Resource, Biotechnology, Educational Website, Science Education, Teacher Training, Quality Assessment Model


Open Educational Resource is any educational resources that are openly available for use by educators and students, without an accompanying need to pay royalties or license fees. There is a potential in the OER to change the educational reality. Some of the classic features about teaching and learning can change with the OER movement and some examples are teacher and student roles; reduction of the importance of the textbook with restricted rights to use; adoption of Open Education Practices (OEP). However, three challenges appear: get open educational resources on Biotechnology, choose the educational resources and plan its use in teaching and learning processes. The objectives of this paper are to present a survey of open educational resources on biotechnology and discuss aspects to guide the assessment of its quality.

Biografía del autor/a

Luciana e Sá Alves, Inmetro/Brazil

Degree in Biological Sciences (full degree) in 1998 by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), attended the Masters in Education at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC - Rio), was a Biology teacher between 2000 and 2008. Since then, works at the Brazilian Institute of Metrology (Inmetro) as executive analyst in metrology and quality in the Optical Metrology Division (Scientific and Industrial Metrology). In 2013, started the Doctorate degree in Biotechnology, inside The Graduate Program in Biotechnology of the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology - Inmetro. In the same year, her project, entitled Open Educational Resources on Biotechnology and Basic Industrial Technology in an Interdisciplinary Perspective, received funds from The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq/Brasil). Some preliminary results will be presented at IX INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE GUIDE. In 2015, was nominated for the organizing committee in the biannual event of the Brazilian Society for Metrology - Metrology 2015 – it will be held in Bento Gonçalves under the theme: Better measurements, more quality, more reliable! Since 2009, is participating in the organizing committees of The World Forum of Vocational and Technical Education (FMEPT).