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Case Study Title:
Teaching Resources on Undergraduate Economics (TRUE), Bristol Univers...
Type of initiative: subject specific - Economics for undergraduates

   Funding runs from 30th April 2009- 30th April 2010...
8. Tools and Repositories
   What tools and repositories are being used to deliver OER/OEP? For example
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  1. 1. Template Sections for completion: Case Study Title: Teaching Resources on Undergraduate Economics (TRUE), Bristol University and 13 other HE partners Case Study Country: UK Type of organisation described by the case study, address of organisation, hyperlink to organisation, hyperlink to case study source: HE http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/projects/oer Case Study Contributed by: Andreia Inamorato dos Santos Sections 1-10 1. Mandatory - A brief summary of the institution to be used as a case study About 500 words please on a description of the institution, its OER history and approach. Core micro, macro and economics at all levels are relatively well provided for by textbooks and open content through the web, but there is much less open availability of resources in specialist areas. The TRUE project covers 14 such specialist areas, each led by a senior academic in that field. Each specialist leader is gathering and collating materials from colleagues in various universities. Resources can be any of the following: • Syllabus details • Reading lists • Lecture slides • Seminar/workshop materials • Problem sets and worksheets • Student handouts • Assessment schemes • Past assessments • Module/unit handbooks Academics hold the intellectual property but are encouraged to relicense the materials under Creative Commons, attribution, non-commercial.
  2. 2. Type of initiative: subject specific - Economics for undergraduates Funding runs from 30th April 2009- 30th April 2010 2. Quality – OER/OEP How does the institution approach quality in OER? Is there any current indication of a quality concept or process? Does the institution perceive quality from the perspective of the quality of open educational resources or the quality of open educational practice? How does the institution show quality through OEP versus quality of OEP? What methods, concepts and practices are used to enhance the quality of OEP? The quality of OER seems to rely on the academics judgement of the content available. 3. Innovation How can OER/OEP innovate educational practices? What current innovative practices are there in the institution? Please do not regard innovation from just a technology perspective! To transform an existing technology-enhanced face to face course into an OER. 4. Policy What are the current OER/OEP policy arrangements at institutional and national level across Europe/the World? In the case University College London, the work is possible due to the OER UK national initiative funded by JISC. 5. Actors What actors are involved in OER/OEP? Is there any evidence to show that OER actors do not always promote OEP but “only” access to OER? • Academics • learners 6. Initiatives What OER/OEP initiatives can be evidenced? Is there any evidence to show that OER initiatives do not always promote OEP but “only” access to OER? 7. Open Educational Practices Can you identify some case studies/ descriptions which form the illustrative base for a more general model of OEP? The transformation of existing material designed for face to face study into OER. Ex. University of Bristol and their ‘subject specific’ OER course. However, although some of the materials are free for studying, they cannot be repurposed as they do not seem to hold a share-alike license.
  3. 3. 8. Tools and Repositories What tools and repositories are being used to deliver OER/OEP? For example GLOW, Connexions Resources are made openly available at the Economics Network website. The resources for each specialism are in a separate wiki. 9. Strategies Can you identify any strategies for organisations to use OER/OEP? Can you identify any business models that promote OER/OEP? Some of the course materials available recommend books to be purchased. 10. Current barriers and enablers What are the barriers to the use of OER/OEP? Is there any evidence to how these barriers have been overcome? What are the enablers to the use of OER/ OEP? A possible barrier is academic reluctance in providing resources under a Creative Commons share-alike license.

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