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Finding and using OERs - an introduction. Learn to Share to Learn, A joint conference from the South Western Regional Library Service and the JISC Regional Support Centre South West. Taunton Rugby …

Finding and using OERs - an introduction. Learn to Share to Learn, A joint conference from the South Western Regional Library Service and the JISC Regional Support Centre South West. Taunton Rugby Club March 23rd 2011

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  • 1. Finding and using OERs - an introductionLearn to Share to Learn,A joint conference from the South Western Regional Library Service and the JISC Regional Support Centre South West.Taunton Rugby Club March 23rd 2011
    JISC CETIS, Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement, University of Strathclyde
    robert.robertson@strath.ac.uk@kavubob
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 UK: Scotland License.
  • 2. Purpose and introductions
    To identify some ways to find open resources
    To identify some ways to use open resources
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  • 3. Open Educational Resources:
    Photo credit and license:
    ‘Open’ Flickr user: mag3737 CC: BY NC SA
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mag3737/1914076277/
  • 4. Finding OERs (1/3)
    Google
    Yes, but lots of noise
    online resource management tools – you can find open content in...
    Flickr (general search or photostream e.g. http://www.flickr.com/photos/core-materials/ )
    Youtube (general search or channel e.g. http://www.youtube.com/user/wellcometrust )
    Scribd (general search or user e.g. http://www.scribd.com/jarossiter )
    iTunesU (general search or institutional channel )
    Slideshare (general search or project user e.g. http://www.slideshare.net/skillsforscientists)
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  • 5. Finding OERs (2/3)
    Some specialist stores of (mostly) open content
    Jorum (http://www.jorum.ac.uk/ )
    HEA subject centre sites (http://humbox.eprints.org/ )
    Institutional repositories (e.g. http://repository.leedsmet.ac.uk/main/index.php)
    Wellcome Trust [some content] (http://images.wellcome.ac.uk/ )
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  • 6. Finding OERs (3/3)
    Specialist search (some examples)
    Folksemantic (http://www.folksemantic.com/ )
    OerCommons (http://www.oercommons.org/ )
    Creative Commons (http://opened.creativecommons.org/Find_OER)
    Xpert (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xpert/)
    Google Custom Search http://blogs.cetis.ac.uk/philb/2011/01/20/google-custom-search-for-ukoer/
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  • 7. Using OERs
    Xpert attribution - http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xpert/attribution/
    OpenAttribute -http://openattribute.com/
    Licensing decision tools – charts and introductory material availblehttp://www.web2rights.com/OERIPRSupport/
    Microsoft Office plugin to Creative Commons licences http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=D1DDBDC8-627F-415A-9B0A-97362BC9B480&displaylang=en
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  • 8. Tasks:
    Finding content about...
    Try constructing a response to a reference enquiry about:
    Teams - looking for edu resources not just information
    1) Intro to Research Skills for undergraduates – lecturer preparing course
    2) Intro to Recursion in programming – 1st yr student missed class first time round, didn’t understand lecturers notes.
    3) Someone wanting to spend three years with VSO – wanting to learn more about sustainable agriculture
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