OERs across sectors (C-SAP OER cascade)

1,187 views

Published on

This presentation was part of an Elluminate session "OERs Across Sectors" on April 12th 2011. The session was be led by Lou McGill of the Evaluation and Synthesis project and featured speakers from various projects concerning the ways in which OERs are used by (HE in) FE students, their tutors and institutions.

The recording of the session is available from https://sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suid=M.D870399351F325D368914475DE0097&sid=2009077
 

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

OERs across sectors (C-SAP OER cascade)

  1. 1. OERs Across Sectors (FE) - April 12 Elluminate Session C-SAP cascade project <ul><li>Challenges specific to HE in FE </li></ul><ul><li>High teaching workloads and little time to engage in research </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of flexibility in terms of curriculum,  prescriptive nature of learning outcomes etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Issues around professional identity – caught in between two distinct cultures of HE and FE </li></ul><ul><li>Things that seem to work in HE in FE </li></ul><ul><li>High level of pastoral support for students </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on teaching and student satisfaction (could be problematic, though) </li></ul><ul><li>Greater link between teaching and research (if there is time!) </li></ul>Project co-ordinator: Anna Gruszczynska [email_address] Project blog: http://csapopencascade.wordpress.com/
  2. 2. OERs Across Sectors (FE) - April 12 Elluminate Session C-SAP cascade project <ul><li>Lessons learnt so far </li></ul><ul><li>(thanks to contributions of colleagues from University Centre at Blackburn College) </li></ul><ul><li>Explore not just the differences between HE/HE in FE but possible synergies (we are relying on peer review reflexive tasks here) </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the contributions of HE in FE institutions when it comes to teaching and providing support to students (something that students in HEIs are crying out for!) </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the potential for OERs to function as a valid alternative to publishing (open textbooks as scholarly contributions, bridging the gap between teaching and research) </li></ul>Project co-ordinator: Anna Gruszczynska [email_address] Project blog: http://csapopencascade.wordpress.com/

×