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    • Discovering OER: What are we looking for? Lorna M. Campbell and R. John Robertson, CETIS, UKOER10, 23 July 2010 This work is licenced under a Creative Commons Licence.
    • What are you looking for? Materials on research methods Assessment Items Resources to support a specific topic (e.g. employability) A course on recursion in programming An image of crystal defects Something I can use in my textbook (i.e. commercially) Resources to support a particular learning outcome Resources at a particular educational level
    • Where might you find stuff? Google In a repository or other specific known system Through a feed Using an aggregator or search tool e.g. DiscoverEd, On iTunesU In JorumOpen YouTube, Flickr, Scribd, SlideShare
    • The UKOER approach Putting useful stuff where people can find it! How hard can that be...?
    • UKOER guidelines Put it in JorumOpen Put it somewhere else Tag it with ukoer Include other information like: Title, Author, Date, URL, File format and size Use an open license like Creative Commons
    • What did projects do?
    • Metadata for description
    • Dissemination formats
    • Most of the technical choices were a direct result of platform choice
    • Discovering OER: Phone a friend R. John Robertson and Lorna M. Campbell, CETIS, UKOER10, 23 July 2010
    • How do people actually find OERs?
    • A bit of... Google In a repository or other specific known system Through a feed Using an aggregator or search tool e.g. DiscoverEd, On iTunesU In JorumOpen YouTube, Flickr, Scribd, SlideShare
    • OR
    • Asheesh in phone booth by Naufragio http://www.flickr.com/photos/naufragio/541523566/ CC: BY SA
    • Ask someone: Down the corridor On Twitter On Facebook By email On an email list Through your blog
    • Advantages Personal Community building Expert knowledge Recommended resources Usually quick Easy to refine search
    • Drawbacks Scale Annoying? Ignored Personality driven Suggests other methods of discovery not effective or efficient Erratic ‘closed’ search
    • Do we know if we ‘put useful stuff where people can find it’? Not yet But we’re looking into it