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Presentation delivered at the Languages Open Resources Online Event "Does it make a difference? Reseraching adn evaluating the impact of repositories and OERs on teaching and learning", 23 March, ...

Presentation delivered at the Languages Open Resources Online Event "Does it make a difference? Reseraching adn evaluating the impact of repositories and OERs on teaching and learning", 23 March, 2011, at the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

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  • The Impact on Learning of iTunes U Open Educational Resources Terese Bird Learning Technologist and SCORE Fellow Beyond Distance Research Alliance University of Leicester 23 March, 2011
  • iTunes U for University
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  • 22 March 2011
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  • Snapshot via Twitter
    • 5 th – 10 th March 2011
    • “ iTunesU”
    • 101 tweets
      • 73 English
      • 28 non-English
  • Characterising iTunes U Tweets Category of Tweet Number Use iTunesU material to teach others 4 Use for oneself – just interested 13 Use for oneself – learn something specific 10 Technical discussion 7 Academic discussion 15 General positive 20 General positive – OER-related 3 Negative 1
  • What are iTunes U users thinking?
  • iTunes U Impact Survey
    • N = 126
  • iTunes U Impact Survey
    • 24.6% had already used educational material from iTunes or iTunes U
  • Open University iTunes U Site
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  • University of Leicester Microbiology Bytes iTunes podcasts 164 episodes; each file downloaded average of 73x every month at peak (Courtesy of Dr Alan Cann, University of Leicester Department of Biology http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/microbiologybytes-enhanced/id177803088)
  • Other Impact
    • PhD student applications improve
    • Hits on university website increase
    • Multimedia OER
    • Mobile OER
    • Beyond Campus
    • K-12
    Photo courtesy of superkimbo on Flickr
  • Photo courtesy of Sigalakos on Flickr