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The ERUM Open Educational Repository is a free and open collection of the study materials that have been developed in the framework of the EU-funded ERUM project. Aimed at Higher Education students from all study fields, the 15 modules listed in the Catalogue intend to provide learners with an experiential journey to deepen their knowledge about mis/disinformation, equip them with critical thinking skills to improve their resilience to “fake news”, and raise awareness about its impact on our society.

Adopting a student-centered approach, the modules include a wide range of materials, from case studies in the form of texts, photographs, or videos, to practical activities and assignments.

The modules focus mainly on enhancing students‘ key transversal skills in terms of media literacy, evidence-based communication, and resilience to mis-/disinformation. For this reason, the Digital Competence Framework for Citizens (DigiComp) and the Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture(CDC) have been used as the main framework of reference.

Depending on their needs and/or interests, educators and professors can download the modules as a bundle or just download individual resources within a module. They can modify, remix, and reuse the study materials in their classes, with the only requirement of citing ERUM OER as the source. 

To learn more about how to transfer the learning modules to the different Learning Management Systems, a guide has been developed. Click here to download it. 

The ERUM project

Started in 2019, the project Enhancing Research Understanding through Media (ERUM) aimed to develop a relevant transversal educational offer on the topic of “quality of information between mis- and disinformation today” for higher education students who are partaking in shaping the present and future of the information and knowledge society. Furthermore, the intention was to foster a shift in the way higher education institutions and media are collaborating vis-a-vis evidence-based and research communication.

This EU-funded project benefited from the collective effort of the University of Vienna, the University of Alcalá, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, the Vytautas Magnus University, the Cyprus University of Technology, and the European University Foundation.

To learn more about the project and the intellectual outputs produced, please visit ERUM official page