Data Collection• Interviews with OERu network partner members (14)• Interviews with UK HEI thought leaders (11)• Survey among UK HEIs (42 respondents)
Interviews with thought leaders (11)• Open University (UK)• University of Leicester• University of Salford• University of Edinburgh• University of Nottingham• University of Derby• JISC
The UK HEI interviewees• Leicester: Christine Fyfe (PVC), Dave Hall (Registrar), Prof. Grainne Conole (Director, BDRA)• OU: Andrew Law (Dir, Open Media), Jonathan Darby (Dir, HE Shared Solutions)• Salford: Prof. Martin Hall (VC)• Edinburgh: Prof. Jeff Haywood (CIO)• Nottingham: Prof. Wyn Morgan (Dir, Teaching & Learning)• JISC (personal capacity): Amber Thomas and David Kernohan• Derby: Julie Stone (Head, University of Derby Online)
The surveyBournemouth University University of Bath,Coventry University University of CambridgeDe Montfort University University of Huddersfield,Institute of Education University of Hull,Kings College London University of Leeds,Leeds Met University (2) University of Leicester (5)Loughborough University University of ManchesterMiddlesex University University of Nottingham (2)Newcastle University University of OxfordOpen University (4) University of SouthamptonSouthampton Solent University of Surrey University Plus eight others
Perceived devaluation of qualifications Image by IvanWalsh.com
Make up your mind!• Many lukewarm (very English) responses, e.g.: – ‘sitting on the fence’; – ‘we should not ignore it’… which do not suggest snogging, never mind marrying the OERu!
Institutional interestsWhat do we need to do to enhance our positionif the OERu idea does take off? Join it, perhaps?
The verdict: snog, marry, avoid? Photo by Pommekiwi1 on flickr
Snog, marry or avoid the OERu?In June, 2012…•No evidence for ‘marry’•Limited evidence for ‘snog’, often skewed byrespondents’ passion (rather than theinstitutions’ policy)•Some evidence for ‘flirt’ (at arm’s length)•Overwhelming evidence for ‘avoid’
With many thanks to…• Prof. Patrick McAndrew – Gabi’s SCORE mentor at the Open University.• Dr Angela Murphy (USQ) - co-creator of the TOUCANS survey instrument.• Colleagues who trialled early versions of the survey – Prof. David Hawkridge, Dr Palitha Edirisingha, Dr Paul Rudman, Dr Ming Nie, Brenda Padilla, Ali Ewing.• Dr Vivien Rolfe, Fred Garnet, Prof. Andy Lane, Prof. Graham Gibbs, Terese Bird and Stephen Walker, who responded to the survey (and agreed to be attributed for their contributions).• Wayne Mackintosh of the OER Foundation, who facilitated communication between the OERu community and me around the research.
To continue the conversation:www.toucansproject.wordpress.com Photo by Tim Sträter on flickr