OERs across sectors Elluminate session 12th April 2011 UKOER synthesis and evaluation team Caledonian Academy Glasgow Caledonian University, UK www.academy.gcal.ac.uk
OERs across sectors Overview Emerging issues relating to OERs and FE and early lessons we could share or even approaches that may be useful. How will our OERs be used across the sectors – FE, work-based students, independent learners? Does this change how we develop or release them? Projects and partners
OERs across sectors Projects (Open educational Resources for Biologists Involved in Teaching And Learning) OeRBITAL project - Terry McAndrew (Cascading Social Science Open Educational Resources) CSAP Cascade – Anna Gruszczynska (Simulated Performing Arts Creative Environment) SPACE project – Helen Richardson (Doncaster College) (Educational Development Open Resources) EDOR Project - Yolande Knight
Thoughts from Terry McAndrew Bioscience Subject Centre and Techdis
One of the challenges to FE is the higher proportion of students with accessibility needs
FE grasps the cloud's resources more easily (as I see it) as it has less in-house provision than HE
FE networks of resources (e.g. LSIS excellence gateway - http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/) may not be well known to HE. Those in FE might find opportunities to tie in with similar subject disciplines in HE or link generic resources. http://skills.library.leeds.ac.uk/student_homepage.php with http://tlp.excellencegateway.org.uk/tlp/xcurricula/employability/index.php?i=9
HE might be willing to learn from more the FE sector if it knew what worked well for them.