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Slides from our talk for the discovering OER session at the UKOER10 event; Lorna M Campbell and R John Robertson

Slides from our talk for the discovering OER session at the UKOER10 event; Lorna M Campbell and R John Robertson

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    • 1. 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.
    • 2. 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
    • 3. 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
    • 4. The UKOER approach
      Putting useful stuff where people can find it!
      How hard can that be...?
    • 5. 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
    • 6. What did projects do?
    • 7. Metadata for description
    • 8. Dissemination formats
    • 9. Most of the technical choices were a direct result of platform choice
    • 10. Discovering OER: Phone a friend
      R. John Robertson and Lorna M. Campbell, CETIS, UKOER10, 23 July 2010
    • 11. How do people actually find OERs?
    • 12. 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
    • 13. OR
    • 14. Asheesh in phone booth by Naufragio
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/naufragio/541523566/
      CC: BY SA
    • 15. Ask someone:
      Down the corridor
      On Twitter
      On Facebook
      By email
      On an email list
      Through your blog
    • 16. Advantages
      Personal
      Community building
      Expert knowledge
      Recommended resources
      Usually quick
      Easy to refine search
    • 17. Drawbacks
      Scale
      Annoying?
      Ignored
      Personality driven
      Suggests other methods of discovery not effective or efficient
      Erratic
      ‘closed’ search
    • 18. Do we know if we ‘put useful stuff where people can find it’?
      Not yet
      But we’re looking into it