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  • 1. OER and Institutional Change at Nottingham Steve Stapleton Open Learning Support Officer The University of Nottingham
  • 2. Outline of presentation About Nottingham The OER journey Evidencing change The next steps
  • 3. About Nottingham • Research led institution • Student numbers • 30,000 students (postgrad and undergrad) • 6,000 international (130 countries) • Six campuses (inc. China and Malaysia) • E-Learning Support (Learning Team)
  • 4. Background to OER U-Now (Launched 2007) Sponsored by PVC Grew organically Significant successes Member of the OCWC
  • 5. Open Courseware Consortium Joined OCWC in 2007/8 Membership $500 p.a. Mathematical institute, Oxford The Open University The University of Nottingham RSS submission Doubled visitors to U-Now Jan-Feb 2010 3713 visitors 1494 via OCWC
  • 6. The BERLiN project Re-invigorate work to support U-Now Capturing resources from across all campuses Module framework approach Introduction to microeconomics 67% increase in visitors to U-Now Multiple resource types Q1 2010 over the same period in 2009 (pre BERLiN).
  • 7. Opening up: Staff attitudes Open learning focus groups (Summer 2009) 20 academic staff across 5 focus groups Online staff survey (Mar 2010) 6% of academic staff
  • 8. Why is Nottingham involved? 1.Promotional opportunities 2.Cost efficiencies 3.Social responsibility
  • 9. Staff survey
  • 10. Staff survey
  • 11. Institutional Change
  • 12. Academic Engagement: Top Down Senior Management Teaching and Academic Boards Learning Committees School Based Approach
  • 13. Senior Management Buy-in
  • 14. School of Politics Case Study 12 months ago had no involvement in OER Today are active in a wide range of OER activities…
  • 15. School of Politics Case Study Published 50 credits as part of BERLiN: Understanding Global Politics Introduction to European Politics Theories and Concepts
  • 16. School of Politics Are involved in the school based pilot: Publish 100% of module handbooks/reading lists School specific RSS feeds Surface OER in school web pages Investigate the impact OER use has on students prospective students and staff
  • 17. School of Politics Politics in 60 seconds: U-Now YouTube Edu Itunes U Podcast site
  • 18. Academic Engagement: Bottom Up 150 Academics engaged Resources across all faculties Over 600 credits Dissemination and local issues
  • 19. Align to Strategies
  • 20. Embedding Use and Reuse 3rd Party material Open for Learning Workshop PGCHE Optional Module Image © Bill Moseley 2008 Released under creative commons licence: Source: 442459@N00/2516648940
  • 21. Open For Learning Image © Don Solo 2008 Released under creative commons licence: Develop open content literacy Source: otos/60648084@N00/2 462966749 The Open For Learning module is… “Really valuable, important to disseminate as widely as possible.” Chris Middleton, Head of Academic Services, University of Nottingham
  • 22. Tools Rapid innovation project
  • 23. XPERT
  • 24. OER image search with attribution Demonstration at ALT C (Sept)
  • 25. International partnerships UKOER~OER Africa /UKNC for UNESCO (ISWG) partnerships OER ‘Shopping list’ to support African HEIs Kenyatta project (others to follow) Provides a compelling reason to get involved For more information get in touch with
  • 26. Next steps BERLiN becomes Open Nottingham Open Nottingham as a ‘Grand challenge’ Open Learning Support Officer role centralised
  • 27. Open Nottingham Programme Social responsibility Promotion Cost efficiencies Increased academic and student use
  • 28. Any Questions?
  • 29. XPERT Producer-centric models Xerte Public E-learning ReposiTory 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
  • 30. Connections •Internal •External •Partnerships Connections •Internal •External •Partnerships
  • 31. Open Nottingham Programme Social responsibility UKOER~OER Africa framework FE college support Promotion U-Now review School based and subject based RSS Link to prospectuses / does it work Consideration of adverting within RSS Cost efficiencies/Quality Try to understand and prove it Embed use Engage with students, Sharing across campuses