Project: 2020-1-HR01-KA226-HE-094685    

Intellectual Outputs

Output Identification
Output Title
Case study on how the critical success factors work in practice
Stiftung University of Hildesheim
Output Description
In IO 1 and IO 2 a large amount of data on DE has been collected and analysed and in IO 3 success factors for digital learning resources and a catalogue of evaluation criteria have been identified. In IO 4, we intend to map the success factors to the practices at partners’ HEIs. The methodology used will be case studies in each of the partner’s HEI which will allow a deeper data collection and analysis in order to obtain a better understanding of the relation between the success factors and the implementation and use of digital learning resources, OERs in particular, in separate settings. A mixed methodology approach will be developed which includes document analysis, data collection and video conference interviews with decision makers and teachers/trainers using digital learning resources. Document analysis refers to an in-depth check of the course descriptions, curricula and web sites available.
Data collection will support the analyses of any data that might be available regarding online resources of each partner HEI. The interviews will be conducted as semi-structured method according to guideline. The questions will try to aim at information concerning the success factors related to the use of DE and OERs in particular.
The DECriS consortium will collect the results and assemble a report which will, as we expect, point out to a better understanding of critical success factors for digital learning and use of OERs in time of COVID-19 crisis. The result could also show how the transformation and modernization has been successful so far and where there are still barriers. As such, IO 4 is relevant for achieving the strategic goals of the EHEA and could be well harmonized with the goals of Digital Education Action Plan, 2021-2027. We plan to publish the study results and present them at national and international conferences.
As a mixed-method methodology will be developed and tested within IO 4 we expect it to be transferable and applicable not only to (L)IS but to other academic fields as well.
From the Hildesheim team, three members will be included in the work. Firstly, the Hildesheim team will map the success factors to the data collected previously and conduct a statistical analysis. This will be presented to all partners for commenting. Secondly, the Hildesheim team will design and draft the mixed-methods methodology for the deeper analysis of the practices at partner’s HEIs. The draft will be discussed with all partners at the TPM in Hildesheim, August, 2022. In a subsequent step, all partners will carry out the data collection for their respective HEI and the Hildesheim team will assemble all data and do a meta-analysis of the results. A report will be drafted by the Hildesheim team and sent to all partners for commenting, and data collection will be made available in an open data repository in an anonymized form. The results will be published in the form of two research papers and presented at national and international conferences.
Start Date
03-05-2022 (dd-mm-yyyy)
End Date

Agencija zs mobilnosti i programe EU
Filozofski fakultet Osijek


  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jägerova 9, 31000 Osijek

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