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  • How the LR can hold one doc, shared with many learning rooms which will automatically receive updatesIn addition, you can use a learning repository for document management: one master copy is held in the repository and any learning rooms that are using it, take updates from the master document.
  • More benefits to sharing and using shared resources+ Reuse resources across learning rooms – add them to the learning repository+ And share with your course team for inspiration/master copies for next academic year
  • NOW gives access to several learning repositories with resources shared by NTU colleagues and those from the wider academic communityAccessed through NOW.All the resources are free to use and repurpose – contributed by colleaguesTwo more repositories can be accessed through NOW: Merlot and JorumOpen. These are web-based repositories outside of NOW which contain resources which have been contributed by from HE and FE staff from across the world. Jorum – Access to educational resources freely available to all, created by and contributed by teaching staff from FE and HE institutions. MERLOT Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and online Teaching
  • Two actions: publishing and retrieving
  • Show how to search these two repositories


  • 1. Reduce, re-use and recycle with NOW’s Learning Repositories
    Centre for Professional Learning & DevelopmentAnna Armstrong
  • 2.
  • 3. By the end of the course you should be able to...
    Find fresh new resources to update your learning room for this year and next.
    Reuse your resources in any of your learning rooms by adding them to NOW’s learning repository
    Share your learning materials with NTU colleagues through the NTU learning repository
    Find at least one resource that you can take away and use in your practice for this year and next.
  • 4.
  • 5. What is a Learning Repository?
    Source: See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
  • 6. Document Management
  • 7. Activity: Exploring your current practiceof sharing learning resources
    • What learning resources and materials do you provide to students and where do these come from?
    • 8. Have you produced any resources for your students? Would other students find them useful?
    • 9. Have your colleagues created good resources which you could use with your students?
    • 10. What informal sharing is going in your areas?
  • So why use a learning repository?
  • 11. What if… you could enhance your practice and the student experience by using freely available ready made learning materials?
    Source: D’Arcy Norman, ‘jelly belly’,
  • 12. 4 benefits of shared materials to you and your students
    10 Minutes
  • 13. No need to reinvent the wheel
    Build on other people’s work - Improve the quality and range of resources offered to your students
    Enhance type and scope of materials offered - supplement areas where your content creation skills are weaker, e.g. audio and video
    Find fresh content and free-up time to create your curriculum – use what exists already
  • 14. So how do I find these resources?
  • 15.
  • 16. Learning Repositories at NTU
  • 17. Searchable, shareable
    How does a learning repository work?
  • 18. How does a learning repository work?
  • 19. How does a learning repository work?
  • 20. point
    How does a learning repository work?
  • 21. Publish and Retrieve
  • 22. Get logged in
    Log into NOW
    Locate the My Learning Rooms widget
    Under the Author tab, find:
    XXLIBEDU10007: Learning Repository Test Course
  • 23. Activity: Search for and find resources
  • 24. Activity: Share your resources in the repository
  • 25. Even more resources available through…
    Task: From your sandbox learning room find one resource that you could use in your practice (for 2009-10 or 2010–11).
    15 mins
  • 26. What do you think?
  • 27. Further Support and Guidance
    • Self help resources: NOW Community and learning repository
    • 28. Help desk support for immediate issues:, ext 86030
    • 29. Staff development:
    • 30. Curriculum development: Centre for Academic Standards and Quality
    10 September 2010
  • 31. And Finally………….
    Give constructive feedback
    Share the experience with your line manager
    Try to use what you have learnt
    Think about what comes next