The NRW state portal ORCA.nrw is a free online portal for digitally supported teaching and learning at universities in North Rhine-Westphalia. ORCA.nrw is a joint service offered by the public universities, universities of applied sciences and colleges of art and music in North Rhine-Westphalia, organised under the umbrella of the Digital University NRW (DH.NRW). The tasks of the state portal include, on the one hand, the provision of information and services in the context of digital teaching and the visualisation of e-learning activities at the universities in NRW. On the other hand, the provision of a quality-assured and curated pool of teaching and learning materials, which are made available as Open Educational Resources, is a core task of the state portal.
The material pool can be searched at https://www.orca.nrw/.
– The path of materials to ORCA.nrw:
– Handout: https://www.orca.nrw/sites/default/files/dokumente/Handreichung_OER%40ORCA.nrw_November_2022_0.pdf
– Blog post: https://www.orca.nrw/blog/der-weg-des-contents-in-das-landesportal