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Nicola Siminson

  1. 1. Find, Share, Discuss Jorum Discovering OER: Jorum – OER for all  Nicola Siminson  Jorum Community Enhancement Officer  OER International Symposium 23rd July 2010 1 jorum.ac.uk
  2. 2. Find, Share, Discuss Jorum What is Jorum? • a FREE online service providing access to learning and  teaching resources, contributed by staff in UK  Universities and Colleges;  • these resources can be shared, reused and repurposed; • 2 Jorum collections: – JorumOpen: access to OERs available under Creative Commons  licensing; – JorumUK:  resources for sharing within UK FE and HE ‐ through  an institutional licence. OER International Symposium 23rd July 2010 2 jorum.ac.uk
  3. 3. Find, Share, Discuss Jorum Jorum and the UKOER Programme: • All resources deposited in JorumOpen tagged as #UKOER; • JorumOpen contains and points to all project outputs  from the UKOER Programme: – keyword search on "ukoer": 4318;  – total number of resources in JorumOpen: 6289. OER International Symposium 23rd July 2010 3 jorum.ac.uk
  4. 4. Find, Share, Discuss Jorum • The Adur Carers Project, Open University.  • Making group‐work work ‐ Peter Hartley, LearnHigher. • Collaborative writing: web2practice, JISC Netskills. • Incorporating an understanding of poverty into assessments  of children and their families ‐ Colin Paton,  SCIE. • Reading Skills Tutorial ‐ Julia Braham and Marion Bowman. • Virtual Pain Manager ‐ Barry Richards, University of  Glamorgan.  OER International Symposium 23rd July 2010 4 jorum.ac.uk
  5. 5. Find, Share, Discuss Jorum HEA annual conference 23rd June 2010 5 jorum.ac.uk www.jorum.ac.uk
  6. 6. Find, Share, Discuss Jorum HEA annual conference 23rd June 2010 6 jorum.ac.uk www.jorum.ac.uk
  7. 7. Find, Share, Discuss Jorum “Publicising research-based open teaching and learning resources through sites like the HumBox and JorumOpen is a key way to demonstrate professional impact to a broad community.” Kate Borthwick, Project Manager, HumBox. OER International Symposium 23rd July 2010 7 jorum.ac.uk
  8. 8. Find, Share, Discuss Jorum Jorum developments over the last year: • a new system: – “Submitted the 5 guides (video & print) we've produced [for the  JISC web2practice project] so far. The process was surprisingly easy and  quick!” (Steve Boneham, Netskills); • reduced metadata profile; • bulk deposit methods developed (e.g. RSS); • JorumOpen is exposed to search engines (e.g. Google); • content package preview; • a unified search tool. OER International Symposium 23rd July 2010 8 jorum.ac.uk
  9. 9. Find, Share, Discuss Jorum Future plans: • new licensing options:  – JorumEducationUK; • a search widget – embeddable in VLEs; • Jorum is supporting projects in the next round of funding; • a new visual identity for Jorum. OER International Symposium 23rd July 2010 9 jorum.ac.uk
  10. 10. Find, Share, Discuss Jorum In conclusion: • Jorum is the place to find and share OERs; • Jorum can support and add value to open sharing: – by enabling material to be shared, discovered and downloaded  openly under Creative Commons licensing; – by providing a trusted source of online learning and teaching  resources; – by increasing the visibility of these resources. OER International Symposium 23rd July 2010 10 jorum.ac.uk
  11. 11. Find, Share, Discuss Jorum Need support? • Contact the Jorum Support team on  support@jorum.ac.uk or call 0131 650 3032.  • Jorum website – “Support” tab:  – FAQs; JorumOpen and JorumUK guides. • Jorum Update list: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/JORUM‐UPDATE. • Jorum Community Bay includes the JorumOpen vidcasts: – available at: http://community.jorum.ac.uk. OER International Symposium 23rd July 2010 11 jorum.ac.uk

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