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A presentation given to the University Health and Medical Librarians Group in Norwich, July 2009, about the Subject Centre Open Educational Resources project funded by HEFCE/JISC/HEA.

A presentation given to the University Health and Medical Librarians Group in Norwich, July 2009, about the Subject Centre Open Educational Resources project funded by HEFCE/JISC/HEA.



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    MEDEV UHMLG 2009 MEDEV UHMLG 2009 Presentation Transcript

    • The HEFCE/Academy/JISC Open Educational Resources programme: opening access to educational resources for use and reuse via JorumOpen: OOER MEDEV! Suzanne Hardy Senior Advisor (Information) July 2009 UHMLG Summer Conference, UEA, Norwich www.medev.ac.uk
    • Contents • The HEFCE/JISC/HEA Open Educational Resources Programme • OOER and PHORUS – MEDEV and HSaP projects www.medev.ac.uk
    • The HEFCE/JISC/HEA OER programme (14/08) - Background • Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) announced an initial £5.7 million of funding for pilot projects that will open up existing high-quality education resources from UK higher education institutions to the world • Higher Education Academy and JISC will work in partnership to deliver 12-month pilot projects - formally launched in April 2009 www.medev.ac.uk
    • The HEFCE/JISC/HEA OER programme (14/08) • Aims to make a wide range of learning resources created by academics freely available, easily discovered and routinely re-used by both educators and learners. • Expected that funded projects demonstrate long term commitment to release of OER resources. Projects working towards sustainability of long term open resources release via the adoption of appropriate business models to support this • Recommendations may include modifications to institutional policies and processes, with the aim of making open resources release an expected part of the educational resources creation cycle www.medev.ac.uk
    • The HEFCE/JISC/HEA OER programme (14/08) • OER could include full courses, course materials, complete modules, notes, videos, assessments, tests, simulations, worked examples, software, and any other tools or materials or techniques used to support access to knowledge. These resources will be released under an intellectual property license that permits open use and adaptation www.medev.ac.uk
    • The HEFCE/JISC/HEA OER programme (14/08) • Pilot projects to release existing learning resources under a suitable license for open use and repurposing under 3 strands of activity: 1. Institutional 2. Individual 3. Subject www.medev.ac.uk
    • The HEFCE/JISC/HEA OER programme (14/08) • Not about creating new content • Exposing existing content to wider audiences • Exploring the drivers, challenges and barriers and making recommendations • Projects mandated to deposit into JorumOpen • Evaluation of pilot programme, including synthesis of project outcomes, to be carried out by Glasgow Caledonian University www.medev.ac.uk
    • JorumOpen • JorumOpen (yet to be launched) - for content whose creators and owners who are willing and are able to share their content on a worldwide basis under the terms of a Creative Commons (CC) licence • www.jorum.ac.uk • Limited metadata requirements (yet to be issued) • Use #ukoer as tag in web2.0 e.g. blogs, Twitter and del.icio.us www.medev.ac.uk
    • Successful projects: 1. Institutional 1. Coventry University: Open Content Employability Project 2. Exeter University: Open Exeter 3. Leeds Metropolitan University: Unicycle 4. Leicester University: OTTER 5. Nottingham University: BERLIN 6. Oxford University: Open Spires 7. Staffordshire University: OpenStaffs www.medev.ac.uk
    • Successful projects: 2. Individual 1. University of York: Open Source Electronics Learning Tools (Java BreadBoard) 2. University of Westminster: www.multimediatrainingvideos.com 3. Oxford Brookes University: Food Safety Education Pilot OER 4. University College Falmouth: openUCF 5. Anglia Ruskin University: NumBat (Numeracy Bank) 6. University College London: Open Learning Environment Early Modern Low Countries History 7. University of Central Lancashire: EVOLUTION: Educational and Vocational Objects for 8. Learning Using Technology In Open Networks 9. University of Lincoln: Chemistry.FM 10. Bradford University: Open Educational Resources Project (OERP) www.medev.ac.uk
    • Successful projects: 3. Subject 1. LLAS (Southampton), ENG (Royal Holloway), PRS (Leeds), HCA (Warwick): The HumBox Project 2. ICS (Ulster): Open Educational Repository in Support of Computer Science 3. Engineering (Loughborough): Open Educational Resources Pilot 4. UKCME (Liverpool): CORE-Materials: Collaborative Open Resource Environment – for Materials 5. Economics (Bristol): TRUE - Teaching Resources for Undergraduate Economics 6. Physical Sciences (Hull/Liverpool): Skills for Scientists www.medev.ac.uk
    • Successful projects: 3. Subject 1. GEES (Plymouth): C-change in GEES: Open licensing of climate change and sustainability resources in the Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences 2. ADM (Brighton): Open Educational Resources in Art, Design and MediaMSOR (Nottingham Trent): FETLAR (Finding electronic teaching learning and assessment resources) 3. Bioscience (Leeds): An Interactive Laboratory and Fieldwork Manual for the Biosciences’ 4. UKCLE (Warwick): Simulation Learning Resources www.medev.ac.uk
    • Successful projects: 3. Subject • HSaP (KCL): Public Health Open Resources in the University Sector (PHORUS) • C-SAP (University of Birmingham): Evaluating the practice of collective endeavour in opening up key resources for learning and teaching in the social sciences • MEDEV (Newcastle): Organising Open Educational Resources (OOER) www.medev.ac.uk
    • OOER • Organising Open Educational Resources • Bid can be downloaded from www.medev.ac.uk/oer • Focusses on issues relating to consent, securing ER from staff delivering programmes who are non-HEI employed, and complements other projects in the programme • Results of mapping and readiness categorisation together with development of simple toolkits (to help HEIs, Subjects and Individuals) will inform identification of ER to be included • Uploading OER will test toolkits www.medev.ac.uk
    • OOER • 12 workpackages 1. Project Management led by MEDEV 2. Literature and existing project review to document IPR/CC resulting in toolkit. Led by SGUL 3. Patient consent considering Data Protection, and privacy issues. Led by University of Bristol 4. Mapping and readiness categorisation: identify and categorise potential resources. Categorisation toolkit. Led by Newcastle University 5. Institutional policy development. HR practice related to IPR. Policy Toolkit. Led by Keele University www.medev.ac.uk
    • OOER • 12 workpackages 1. How does OER affect existing collaborations and international (incl. developing world) markets? Collaboration toolkit to brief senior managers. Led by Queen’s University Belfast 2. Establish pedagogy map, quality monitoring/peer evaluation and ‘best before’ procedures. QA toolkit. Led by University of Oxford 3. Upload (‘360 credits’?) resources. Document processes necessary to make ER ‘open’. Led by University of Southampton www.medev.ac.uk
    • OOER • 12 workpackages 1. Evaluate ‘resource discovery’ by staff and students. Investigate downstream rights for re-use. Resource discovery and re-use toolkit. Led by Intute: Health & Life Sciences and University of Warwick 2. Host workshops, dissemination events to raise awareness of inform and obtain feedback on toolkits to refine them and encourage uptake of OER. Led by MEDEV 3. Evalutate project, disseminate and publish. Led by Imperial College 4. Exit strategy and sustainability. Led by University of Liverpool www.medev.ac.uk
    • Readiness categorisation pyramid (in development) www.medev.ac.uk
    • OOER Project: Workpackage flow diagram for uploading a resource – what does the project look like? Star t Identify ontent type Y Y Refer to Image/vid Patient WP3 eo/audio? data? workflow N N N Text? Y Is the Refer to Refer to N IPR WP6 WP5 status workflow workflow clear? Y Refer to WP2 workflow Collect basic metadata about resource
    • OOER Project: Workpackage flow diagram for uploading a resource – what does the project look like? Collect basic metadata about resource Map against readiness scale Is it a N Refer to quality WP7 resource workflow ? Y Refer to WP4 workflow Is the Make any resource N technical ready to adjustments upload? necessary Y Choose APIs and add appropriate metadata
    • OOER Project: Workpackage flow diagram for uploading a resource – what does the project look like? Choose APIs and add appropriate metadata Refer to WP9 workflow Upload resource Refer to WP8 workflow Syndicate metadata End
    • PHORUS • Public Health Open Resources in the University Sector • Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre (KCL) • Contacts: Dr Margaret Sills, Dr Marion Helme www.medev.ac.uk
    • PHORUS • Aims to: 1. Critically assess the enablers and barriers to releasing learning resources in public health for open access to develop a conceptual framework to inform OER implementation 2. Identify and work towards openly releasing public helth resources www.medev.ac.uk
    • PHORUS • Objectives: a) Explore and develop business models or approaches applicable to enabling the release of resources b) Strengthen the community of practice to encourage contributions from the Universities Public Health Network c) Identify and assess enablers and barriers d) Promote the culture of sharing across various health related disciplines e) Use the concept of OER as a vehicle to encourage teachers to reflect on and develop educational processes through sharing experiences www.medev.ac.uk
    • PHORUS • Resources will be mapped against the recent Public Health framework of four core and five defined areas of knowledge and competence that relate to nine levels of practice. • Includes a review process and underpinning research to establish the influences that enable organisations to release open resources. www.medev.ac.uk
    • PHORUS • Partners: Universities Public Health Network co-ordinated by Bournemouth University and including: Anglia Ruskin, Bedfordshire, Brunel, Canterbury Christ Church, Cardiff, Central Lancashire, London South Bank, Manchester Metropolitan, Open University, Robert Gordon, Staffordhsire, St Andrews and Ulster www.medev.ac.uk
    • Getting involved • Finance in PHORUS and OOER is fairly well committed – delivery and testing the toolkits – uploading 360˚ credits – testing ‘discoverability’ – evaluation and dissemination • Projects may be able to accept ‘non-funded’ partners, most of which could occur on-line or via Skype: – access to the project website and project documentation – identifying resources used in teaching where you are that might be able to be shared – contribute to the development of the ‘toolkits’ – testing the use of ‘toolkits’ etc. – advising on the use of metadata to help with resource discovery – sharing knowledge and expertise • Partnering any future proposals/projects in this area
    • Further information • www.hefce.ac.uk/news/hefce/2008/os.htm • www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2008/10/openaccess.aspx • www.heacademy.ac.uk/ourwork/learning/opencontent • www.medev.ac.uk/oer • www.health.heacademy.ac.uk/ www.medev.ac.uk
    • Call: 0191 246 4550 Email: suzanne@medev.ac.uk www.medev.ac.uk