Numeracy Bank Toby Carter Faculty of Science & Technology  Anglia Ruskin University Julian Priddle Science Training & Educ...
An OER Journey <ul><li>Biomeasurement </li></ul><ul><li>NuMBerS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Numerical Methods for Biosciences St...
In the beginning .... <ul><li>Department of Life Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to teach Statistical Methods </li></u...
So .... <ul><li>Department of Life Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching of Statistical Methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Resources Text Book Now in 2 nd  Edition Online digital resources
Funding and Expansion <ul><li>NuMBerS Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( N umerical  M ethods for  B iosciences  S tudents) <...
www.anglia.ac.uk/numbers Finished 2008
Beyond NuMBerS <ul><li>University Learning and Teaching Fellowship  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving NuMBerS into other cognat...
Consultation: <ul><li>Highlighted two key issues: </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone has the same problems </li></ul><ul><li>Need ...
SUMS Project Students  Upgrading  Mathematics  Skills
SUMS ‘Maths Gap’ Workshop <ul><li>16-18 December 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Main Conclusions – the 'three Cs': </li></ul><ul><...
SUMS Finder <ul><li>An interactive portal site </li></ul><ul><li>Using Web 2.0 technology </li></ul><ul><li>Users (Student...
Resource Finder
JISC/HEA OER Individual Strand <ul><li>Projects will involve the release of high quality educational resources, developed ...
NuMBerS Resources
NumBat (Numeracy Bank) <ul><li>build on previous work to provide online learning materials to support numeracy across a wi...
JISC/HEA OER Subject Strand <ul><li>MSOR </li></ul><ul><li>FETLAR Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding Electronic Teachin...
Site Map
A Toolkit Page
Added value <ul><li>NuMBerS resources were designed for biosciences and usually have quite specific example materials </li...
 
 
Register
Upload Resource
Upload Resource 2
OER <ul><li>All materials will be publically accessible online through the NUMBAT site </li></ul><ul><li>Materials will al...
Open for donations! <ul><li>We are now seeking case studies, datasets etc that can be added to the NUMBAT database and can...
For More Information <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Any logos used in this presentation remain the property of ...
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NUMBAT OER (Numeracy Bank) by Toby Carter, Anglia Ruskin University and Julian Liddle

  1. 1. Numeracy Bank Toby Carter Faculty of Science & Technology Anglia Ruskin University Julian Priddle Science Training & Education Partnership Support Centre for Open Resources in Education (SCORE) West Midlands Regional Consultation Event Wednesday 10th March 2010
  2. 2. An OER Journey <ul><li>Biomeasurement </li></ul><ul><li>NuMBerS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Numerical Methods for Biosciences Students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUMS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students Upgrading Mathematics Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NumBat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Numeracy Bank </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. In the beginning .... <ul><li>Department of Life Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to teach Statistical Methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Led by Maths Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low rate of success </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. So .... <ul><li>Department of Life Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching of Statistical Methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Led by Life Sciences Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very Successful Module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Context-dependent, tutorial teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publication of Resources </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Resources Text Book Now in 2 nd Edition Online digital resources
  6. 6. Funding and Expansion <ul><li>NuMBerS Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( N umerical M ethods for B iosciences S tudents) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Funded by HEA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Centre for Bioscience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AIM: Creating context-dependent, online, numerical resources for Biosciences Students </li></ul>
  7. 7. www.anglia.ac.uk/numbers Finished 2008
  8. 8. Beyond NuMBerS <ul><li>University Learning and Teaching Fellowship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving NuMBerS into other cognate areas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interest in all five faculties </li></ul><ul><li>Student Support </li></ul><ul><li>University Learning and Teaching Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Partners </li></ul>
  9. 9. Consultation: <ul><li>Highlighted two key issues: </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone has the same problems </li></ul><ul><li>Need to provide basic </li></ul><ul><li>numeracy training </li></ul>
  10. 10. SUMS Project Students Upgrading Mathematics Skills
  11. 11. SUMS ‘Maths Gap’ Workshop <ul><li>16-18 December 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Main Conclusions – the 'three Cs': </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Confidence – need to be comfortable with maths in an academic environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuity – continued presence of maths in curriculum, rather than isolated chunks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Context – need for academic or everyday relevance </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. SUMS Finder <ul><li>An interactive portal site </li></ul><ul><li>Using Web 2.0 technology </li></ul><ul><li>Users (Students & Tutors) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>can create accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can upload or create links to materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can rate materials </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Resource Finder
  14. 14. JISC/HEA OER Individual Strand <ul><li>Projects will involve the release of high quality educational resources, developed by individual staff, to support at least the equivalent 30 credits. </li></ul><ul><li>Resources may need to be modified to aid transferability, and to enable open licenses to be used without conflicting background IPR. </li></ul>
  15. 15. NuMBerS Resources
  16. 16. NumBat (Numeracy Bank) <ul><li>build on previous work to provide online learning materials to support numeracy across a wide range of subject areas in FE and HE. </li></ul><ul><li>to repurpose materials from the NuMBerS project. </li></ul>
  17. 17. JISC/HEA OER Subject Strand <ul><li>MSOR </li></ul><ul><li>FETLAR Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding Electronic Teaching Learning and Assessment Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NuMBerS resources (NumBat) being linked into FETLAR </li></ul>
  18. 18. Site Map
  19. 19. A Toolkit Page
  20. 20. Added value <ul><li>NuMBerS resources were designed for biosciences and usually have quite specific example materials </li></ul><ul><li>NUMBAT will allow users from other disciplines to add examples and case studies relevant to their subjects </li></ul>
  21. 23. Register
  22. 24. Upload Resource
  23. 25. Upload Resource 2
  24. 26. OER <ul><li>All materials will be publically accessible online through the NUMBAT site </li></ul><ul><li>Materials will also be hyperlinked from JorumOpen: http://open.jorum.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>NuMBerS materials also accessible as part of the FETLAR OER database </li></ul>
  25. 27. Open for donations! <ul><li>We are now seeking case studies, datasets etc that can be added to the NUMBAT database and can linked to generic toolkits </li></ul>Myrmecobius fasciatus
  26. 28. For More Information <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Any logos used in this presentation remain the property of the relevant organisations </li></ul>Myrmecobius fasciatus

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