Putting the TIGER into the Blackboard Tank Rob howe – the university of northampton V1
Transforming Interprofessional Groups through Educational Resources
The TIGER project is a consortium project at the Universities of Northampton, Leicester and De Montfort and is funded by JISC and the Higher Education Academy
The TIGER project will collect, develop and share reusable, customisable Open Educational Resources (OERs)
Digitised materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and reuse for teaching, learning and research.’ (OECD)
Educational materials and resources offered freely and openly for anyone to use and under some licences to re-mix, improve and redistribute.’ (Wikipedia)
The OER explosion !......but what are they ?
Blackboard as repository hub ?
“Following the exploration of functionality 'around' the VLE, the functionality within the VLE began to be seen by some as too limited and restrictive. The rise of social media suggested that an alternative could be constructed out of various existing web tools by individual teachers and learners. The PLE discussion captured that idea and pros, cons and models are still vigorously examined. But the VLE is still there, proving that it has a clear role in most educational institutions.” http://jisc.cetis.ac.uk/topic/learning_platforms Supporting new models of working within Bb.
Mashups – Flickr, Slideshare and Youtube HTML Pages Imports from some formats.....ZIP, docs, mp3s Some content imports work well....