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Discovering OER:
What are we looking for?
    Lorna M. Campbell and R. John Robertson,
         CETIS, UKOER10, 23 July 20...
What are you looking for?
 Materials on research methods
 Assessment Items
 Resources to support a specific topic (e.g. em...
Where might you find stuff?

  Google
  In a repository or other specific known system
  Through a feed
  Using an aggrega...
The UKOER approach

 Putting useful stuff where people can find it!
 How hard can that be...?
UKOER guidelines

 Put it in JorumOpen
 Put it somewhere else
 Tag it with ukoer
 Include other information like: Title, A...
What did projects do?
Metadata for description
Dissemination formats
Most of the technical choices were a
direct result of platform choice
Discovering OER:
Phone a friend
    R. John Robertson and Lorna M. Campbell,
         CETIS, UKOER10, 23 July 2010
How do people actually find OERs?
A bit of...

  Google
  In a repository or other specific known system
  Through a feed
  Using an aggregator or search to...
OR
Asheesh in phone booth by Naufragio
http://www.flickr.com/photos/naufragio/541523566/
CC: BY SA
Ask someone:
 Down the corridor
 On Twitter
 On Facebook
 By email
 On an email list
 Through your blog
Advantages

  Personal
  Community building
  Expert knowledge
  Recommended resources
  Usually quick
  Easy to refine se...
Drawbacks

 Scale
 Annoying?
 Ignored
 Personality driven
 Suggests other methods of discovery not
 effective or efficient...
Do we know if we ‘put useful stuff
where people can find it’?
  Not yet
  But we’re looking into it
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  1. 1. Discovering OER: What are we looking for? Lorna M. Campbell and R. John Robertson, CETIS, UKOER10, 23 July 2010 This work is licenced under a Creative Commons Licence.
  2. 2. What are you looking for? Materials on research methods Assessment Items Resources to support a specific topic (e.g. employability) A course on recursion in programming An image of crystal defects Something I can use in my textbook (i.e. commercially) Resources to support a particular learning outcome Resources at a particular educational level
  3. 3. Where might you find stuff? Google In a repository or other specific known system Through a feed Using an aggregator or search tool e.g. DiscoverEd, On iTunesU In JorumOpen YouTube, Flickr, Scribd, SlideShare
  4. 4. The UKOER approach Putting useful stuff where people can find it! How hard can that be...?
  5. 5. UKOER guidelines Put it in JorumOpen Put it somewhere else Tag it with ukoer Include other information like: Title, Author, Date, URL, File format and size Use an open license like Creative Commons
  6. 6. What did projects do?
  7. 7. Metadata for description
  8. 8. Dissemination formats
  9. 9. Most of the technical choices were a direct result of platform choice
  10. 10. Discovering OER: Phone a friend R. John Robertson and Lorna M. Campbell, CETIS, UKOER10, 23 July 2010
  11. 11. How do people actually find OERs?
  12. 12. A bit of... Google In a repository or other specific known system Through a feed Using an aggregator or search tool e.g. DiscoverEd, On iTunesU In JorumOpen YouTube, Flickr, Scribd, SlideShare
  13. 13. OR
  14. 14. Asheesh in phone booth by Naufragio http://www.flickr.com/photos/naufragio/541523566/ CC: BY SA
  15. 15. Ask someone: Down the corridor On Twitter On Facebook By email On an email list Through your blog
  16. 16. Advantages Personal Community building Expert knowledge Recommended resources Usually quick Easy to refine search
  17. 17. Drawbacks Scale Annoying? Ignored Personality driven Suggests other methods of discovery not effective or efficient Erratic ‘closed’ search
  18. 18. Do we know if we ‘put useful stuff where people can find it’? Not yet But we’re looking into it

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