Getting switched on-removing to re-use and sharing

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  • 1. “ Getting Switched ON! Open Nottingham, removing barriers for re-use and sharing ” Andy Beggan Head of Learning Technology The University of Nottingham Steve Stapleton, Alison Johnson BERLiN Project Team ALT-C 8 th Sept 2010
  • 2. Outline of presentation
    • About Nottingham
    • About Open Nottingham
    • Encouraging re-use
      • Removing barriers
      • Digital Literacy programme
      • New tools
      • End-user feedback
    • Next steps
  • 3. About Nottingham
    • Research led institution
    • Student numbers
      • 40,000 students (postgrad and undergrad)
      • 6,000 international (130 countries)
      • Six campuses (inc. China and Malaysia)
    • Learning Technology Support
      • Learning Engagement Team
        • VLEs
        • E-assessment
      • Learning Innovation Team
        • Video production
        • E-learning development (Xerte)
      • Open Learning
  • 4. What is Open Nottingham?
    • U-Now – OCW/OER
      • Launched 2007
      • Member of OCWC
        • Visitors up 67% Q1 2009
      • HEA/JISC funded through BERLiN project 2009/10
    • Open Nottingham
      • Open source tools
      • Open learning support
        • U-Now
        • iTunesU
        • YouTube Edu
      • OER discovery & re-use
  • 5. Encouraging re-use & sharing
    • In a recent staff survey the main benefits cited for publishing OER were:
      • Enhancing University reputation (73%)
      • Sharing best practice (72%)
      • Supporting students without formal access to HE (66%)
    • Whereas the main barriers were:
      • Time constraints (65%)
      • Fear over copyright infringement (58%)
      • Ownership and legal barriers (43%)
  • 6. 1. Time constraints
  • 7.
    • Connections
      • Internal
      • External
      • Partnerships
    • Connections
      • Internal
      • External
      • Partnerships
  • 8. Open Nottingham Support
    • Open Learning Support Officer
    • Promote new tools/services (e.g. XPERT)
    • Provides support and advice
    • Upload and cataloguing within OER repository
    • Workflows to facilitate publication
    • Resources can be:
      • Sent to team directly by email
      • Submitted online via U-Now website
      • School based initiatives
  • 9. Digital Literacy Workshop
    • Aim: to inform and promote re-use of OER
      • Discover or source Creative Commons educational resources and images
      • Use and attribute creative commons resources appropriately
      • Explore the process and licences involved in creating and publishing OERs as well as their own attitudes
    • Run 3 times so far…
    • Optional module on PGCHE from 2010-11
    • Open for Learning RLO
  • 10. 2. Copyright infringement 3. Ownership and legal barriers
  • 11. Staff survey
  • 12. XPERT
    • X erte P ublic E -learning R eposi T ory
      • Over 60,000 resources
      • Over 3,000 feeds
    • UK JISC funded under rapid innovation programme
    • To progress the vision of a distributed architecture of e-learning resources for sharing and re-use
    • Based on Xerte Online Toolkits
      • www.nottingham.ac.uk/xerte
      • www.nottingham.ac.uk/xpert/
  • 13.  
  • 14. Where next?
    • Open for learning workshops
      • Publish RLO openly
    • Open Nottingham Seminar
    • Update of U-Now
      • Promoting staff contributions
    • School based approaches
      • Release of module handbooks
      • Links to University website
      • Links to prospectuses
    • Reward and recognition?
    • OER Africa
  • 15.
    • Any Questions?
    http://unow.nottingham.ac.uk/ http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xpert