Review current institutional and departmental policies, practices and procedures relating to the ownership, use and development of digital learning and teaching resources in art, design and media higher education
Establish effective guidelines to support the continuing release of open access educational resources
To make a significant number of existing learning resources freely available through institutional digital repositories and JISC Jorum Open
Contact ADM-OER Project Manager: Stephen Mallinder: firstname.lastname@example.org
OERP Open Educational Resources Project Rich interactive technology enhanced learning broken down into granular open source form to facilitate repurposing. An individual project aimed at providing material in the area of law, which in turn will act as a launch pad for academic and subsequent institutional buy in. Mark Van Hoorebeek
The aim is to progress the materials, using personal, JISC/HEA and institutional expertise from proprietary closed materials to non proprietary open source materials Non proprietary open materials Proprietary closed materials Module Technology enhanced learning object Types of embedded material released in open form Interactivity e.g. questions Audio files Clip art Video files PowerPoint slides Mobile content [email_address]
Evaluating the Practice of Opening up Resources for Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences
Core project partners
Regent’s College London (Anthropology)
Manchester Metropolitan University (Criminology)
University College Plymouth St Mark & St John (Politics)
University of Ulster (Politics)
Aston University (Sociology)
Keele University (Sociology)
Darren Marsh, C-SAP
Workflow process Deposit into JORUM Open Research pedagogic support framework Start : Identify content, begin IPR check Re-work content if necessary for open use Development workshops with peers and evaluation – refine pedagogic framework Review use of materials, potential for re-use, and develop supporting project toolkit.
IPR and copyright licensing (in particular with regard to images)
The use of JORUMOpen and Web2.0. tools as deposit platforms
Creation of customisable and adaptable OERs
Shift from tacit understandings embedded in teaching materials to more explicit resources
Exploration of processes, challenges, assumptions about sharing materials and/or practice
Development of pedagogical frameworks for re-use and re-purposing
Long-term sustainability of open content release
Evaluating the Practice of Opening up Resources for Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences Key issues for C-SAP OER project
Participating institutions: University of Southampton; City University; University of Portsmouth; Birmingham University; University of Exeter; Kingston University; University of Dundee; Hull University; University of the West of England; University of Nottingham; Cardiff University; Durham University; Nottingham Trent University; Economics Network Econometrics Vincent Daly, Kingston University CONTACT: Professor Rebecca Taylor, Head of Economics Nottingham Trent University [email_address] 0115 848 8213 Labour Economics Prof Monojit Chatterji, University of Dundee Funded by JISC and the Higher Education Academy International Economics Prof Derek Braddon, University of the West of England Monetary Economics Prof Kent Matthews, Cardiff University Risk & Uncertainty Prof Paul Fenn, University of Nottingham Industrial Economics Prof David Paton, University of Nottingham European Economics Prof Cillian Ryan, University of Birmingham Environmental Economics Prof Alan Collins, University of Portsmouth Regional & Local Economics Jeff Grainger, University of Portsmouth Law and Economics Prof Anthony Dnes, University of Hull Development Economics Dr Peter Smith, University of Southampton Experimental Economics Prof Dieter Balkenborg, University of Exeter Public Sector Prof John Ashworth, University of Durham Heterodox Economics Dr Andy Denis, City University Fourteen FREE wikis in Economics topics www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/projects/oer
TRUE: Teaching Resources for Undergraduate Economics Project Aim: Our aim is to create a wiki-based online repository for economics lecturers to share, search for, and download teaching materials to support their lectures. Materials such as question and answer sheets, video clips, PowerPoint presentations, links to websites, and .exe programmes, will be freely available for users to download and adapt for their own teaching and lecturing purposes. Our twelve month project aims to gather educational resources currently ‘hidden’ behind institutional virtual learning environments and then share them under an ‘attribution – non commercial’ Creative Commons License  . The project is part of the UK OER (Open Education Resources) initiative funded by JISC, and builds on the success of the Health Economics wiki at: www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/health/ Benefits of getting involved: The project team are looking for help to populate this resource with material from as many institutions as possible. Join a specialist interest group Get involved at an early stage in an emerging academic specialist interest group in your sub-discipline of economics. Contribute material to a shared resource, and be part of a developing community. Advertise your own courses and programmes of study Materials are attributed to you and your organisation, and may reference the programme(s) of study for which they have been developed. Obtain feedback from your academic peers The potential is available to openly invite feedback from your peers, and those who review and use the materials. Enhance the teaching and learning experience for all involved Be part of a nationwide initiative and share good teaching practice. Get in touch: Project Director: Professor Rebecca Taylor Head of Economics, Nottingham Trent University Tel: 0115 848 8213 [email_address]  Certain contributions may be subject to stricter licenses, which retain certain rights for the copyright holder. Project Coordinator: Ms Angela Scott, MA Nottingham Trent University 0115 848 8159 [email_address]
The C-change Project Open Educational Resources in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) The Geological Society of London http://c-changeproject.org.uk Themed approach focussing on climate change & sustainability for all educators & learners in GEES 6 Partner Institutions & 3 Professional Bodies Within Subject-Strand
The C-change Project Open Educational Resources in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) http://c-changeproject.org.uk Project Team Michael Sanders Project Manager Dr Sharon Gedye Project co-ordinator Ed Bremner Project co-ordinator Dr Yolande Knight Project Evaluation Mark Treagust Learning Technologist Dr Helen King Project Evaluation
Public health is a diverse discipline which has been taught at undergraduate level only since 2001. There is a wide variety of provision, with a range of different outcomes and student experiences.
This project aims to release a selected set of open educational resources for use in Higher Education. It will evaluate both their quality and the practical requirements that will make it possible to bring these resources to a wider audience. It will develop a conceptual framework for OER implementation
What have we done so far?
Launch event held on September 21 st .
Website developed to raise awareness , encourage discussion, find and deposit resources.
Mapping and scoping of existing resources.
Key enablers and barriers identified.
OER Subject Strand Subject Centre for Health Sciences and Practice
Get involved: Visit http://phorus.health.heacademy.ac.uk .
Contact Rosie Cannon at [email_address] .
Telephone: 020 3177 1621
OER Subject Strand Subject Centre for Health Sciences and Practice
Open Education Repository in Support of Computer Science: a HEFCE/JISC/Academy Open Educational Resources Project (Grant 14/08) Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences, University of Ulster, Jordanstown campus
Consortium Partners: - London Metropolitan University - Sheffield Hallam University - Teesside University - University of Portsmouth - University of the West of England Bristol
OpenStaffs Staffordshire University’s OER Project Institutional Strand Project Manager: S.email@example.com Documents Videos podcasts Stage 1: Harvesting Learning Resources Tutors & Blackboard VLE Available from Directed to Hive University repository The issues being addressed
Visible Executive support
Incentive to share
Relevance, accuracy & copyright
Resource location & gathering
University policy mandate
Support & guidance, faculty rewards
Contractual agreement & guidance
Instructive sessions, guides & models
Template documents created
Shared central deposit location & Blackboard course codes ready for Hive
working solutions so far
OpenStaffs Staffordshire University’s OER Project Institutional Strand Project Manager: S.firstname.lastname@example.org Initial OER resource harvesting process for Blackboard institutional VLE LDI technical version control
What formats will my material be transformed into? What’s in it for me? Recognition and the potential for collaboration with peers. Enhanced recruitment, departmental and institutional visibility. Project Coordinator – Gabi Witthaus What licence will you release the materials under? We are committed to releasing content on an open licence so have selected the Creative Commons ‘Attribution, Non-commercial, Share-alike’ licence. Copyright Administrator – Tania Rowlett Text or PDF file, PowerPoint slides, video, audio, Second Life artefact, self-contained XHTML site. The list of formats is endless. Project Adviser/Learning Technologist – Richard Mobbs UKOER Institutional Strand
How can I be sure about the quality of an OER? What challenges have you faced so far? Where will my OERs be found? Quality can be assessed in a number of ways: enhancement as part of the production process; institutional reputation in a given discipline; individual academic profile/expertise in a given subject area; and an emerging community around the OER. OER Evaluator – Samuel Kotei Nikoi Opening access to resources requires a major culture shift. Bringing colleagues on board is part of the challenge. Operating outside the VLE generates much resistance , as does the open release of materials that are part of courses for which students pay. . Project Director – Alejandro Armellini Your OERs will be untethered and released into online repositories around the World ready for re-use and re-purposing. Learning Technologist – Emma Davies UKOER Institutional Strand
Skills Scientists Physics Chemistry Forensic Science for http://www.wordle.net
Promote awareness and active involvement in OER in the physical sciences community
promote culture change
develop a supported approach for people
wanting to develop OER
provide a range of OER for the physical
See a connection? [email_address] http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/physsci/ home/projects/skillsforscientists Scientists Skills for Discipline specific skills Experimentation skills Maths skills Professional skills Public engagement skills
Open Learning Environment for Early Modern Low Countries History A Virtual Dutch Open Educational Resource funded by JISC and the Higher Education Academy
The project will
turn a comprehensive survey course in early modern Low Countries history into a multimedia and Web 2.0 enriched Open Educational Resource (OER).
specifically focus on relations between the Low Countries and the Anglophone world.
will use freely available Web 2.0 tools and services and be based on open and transferable standards (e.g. SCORM, AICC) which can be delivered by a variety of platforms and Virtual Learning Environments
combine a series of multimedia teaching and learning objects like the interactive multimedia timeline in an integrated resource-rich but directed open learning environment.
How do I Learn more about Evolution? Who is involved in the EVOLUTION Project? You can visit our website at www. employability.org.uk Or you can email us at email@example.com Beverly Leeds is the project Director and Debbie Barnes is the Project Officer and they are assisted by Barrie Roberts for technical issues