E-Tools for Sharing Resources Why share your work online?As belts tighten, academics can either draw into themselves and protect their Intellectual Property by placing walls around it, or seek to share resources, ideas, and move debates forward as re-invention of the wheel is taken out of the picture. With the option to apply ‘Creative Commons’ to your work, you can upload materials into online spaces, encouraging interest and debate in your academic work. What will I learn in this session?This session will consider some simple online resources which allow the sharing of materials, best practice for protecting your Intellectual Property whilst sharing your work in order to encourage discussion, debate, encourage others to build upon your work – and even potentially find joint funding opportunities. We will look at tools which have been suggested and/or used for assessment and feedback. Exactly what will be covered will depend upon recent research, but is anticipated to cover: Jing (for screencasting)Delicious (online bookmarking)Slideshare (for uploading PowerPoints)Humbox (for uploading resources specific to the academic Humanities community) The session will also give a brief overview of Creative Commons licences, and will open up space for conversational debate regarding pros/cons, specific elements to think about if sharing your work online, amongst the delegates. There is no expectation that this session will provide any legal advice. What do I need before I attend?No specific requirements, but it would be helpful if you considered your own experiences of sharing work (whether in the online or offline spaces), and any particular benefits/concerns that you’d like to bring to the table. When are the sessions?Thursday 22nd March 2012 (12-2) MB1 Facilitators: Dr Bex Lewis and Yaz El-Hakim
Yaz… Intellectual property – is it mine, or do we offer it to others to ‘play’ with (Cornish Pasties)… OER?
E-Tools for Sharing Resources
E-Tools for Sharing Resources Thursday 22nd March 2012 Dr Bex Lewis & Yaz El-Hakim
http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education- network/blog/2011/oct/17/open-educational-resources- collaboration• “Still, you can see that many academics are not so happy sharing their teaching resources, even within their own institutions, which leads to a sort of time wasting process for academics who keep writing and creating materials, producing tons of Power Points and podcasts, but barely sharing them in their communities and externally, and scarcely reusing OERs. We all talk about the importance of collaborative learning, but we dont talk about collaborative production of learning materials and the ideas adapting or reusing open educational resources.”
http://www.oercommons.org/ Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. Open Educational Resources are different from other resources a teacher may use in that OER have been given limited or unrestricted licensing rights. That means they have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. For some of these resources, that means you can download the resource and share it with colleagues and students. For others, it may be that you can download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.
http://www.openeducationweek.org/• “Open education is about sharing, reducing barriers and increasing access in education. It includes free and open access to platforms, tools and resources in education (such as learning materials, course materials, videos of lectures, assessment tools, research, study groups, textbooks, etc.). Open education seeks to create a world in which the desire to learn is fully met by the opportunity to do so, where everyone, everywhere is able to access affordable, educationally and culturally appropriate opportunities to gain knowledge.”
Social Bookmarking• PROS – 20 people can achieve more than 1 alone – Commenting on ‘bookmarks’ – Staff build resources together – Research students/supervisors together• CONS – Software bought out/bookmarks lost – Equity of effort?
Thoughts from the session:• Schools have become adept at sharing resources online, and sites such as e.g. Guardian Gateway encourage this, but there seems to be a dearth at HE level. Is Humbox the first of many, or who is going to curate content?• In the pursuit of the new, we must think about how we preserve old/relevant resources, which demonstrate the development of ideas, etc.
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