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Steve Stapleton

  1. 1. OER and Institutional Change at Nottingham Steve Stapleton Open Learning Support Officer The University of Nottingham
  2. 2. Outline of presentation About Nottingham The OER journey Evidencing change The next steps
  3. 3. About Nottingham • Research led institution • Student numbers • 30,000 students (postgrad and undergrad) • 6,000 international (130 countries) • Six campuses (inc. China and Malaysia) • E-Learning Support (Learning Team)
  4. 4. Background to OER U-Now (Launched 2007) Sponsored by PVC Grew organically Significant successes Member of the OCWC
  5. 5. Open Courseware Consortium Joined OCWC in 2007/8 Membership $500 p.a. Mathematical institute, Oxford The Open University The University of Nottingham RSS submission Doubled visitors to U-Now Jan-Feb 2010 3713 visitors 1494 via OCWC
  6. 6. The BERLiN project Re-invigorate work to support U-Now Capturing resources from across all campuses Module framework approach Introduction to microeconomics 67% increase in visitors to U-Now Multiple resource types Q1 2010 over the same period in 2009 (pre BERLiN).
  7. 7. Opening up: Staff attitudes Open learning focus groups (Summer 2009) 20 academic staff across 5 focus groups Online staff survey (Mar 2010) 6% of academic staff
  8. 8. Why is Nottingham involved? 1.Promotional opportunities 2.Cost efficiencies 3.Social responsibility
  9. 9. Staff survey
  10. 10. Staff survey
  11. 11. Institutional Change
  12. 12. Academic Engagement: Top Down Senior Management Teaching and Academic Boards Learning Committees School Based Approach
  13. 13. Senior Management Buy-in
  14. 14. School of Politics Case Study 12 months ago had no involvement in OER Today are active in a wide range of OER activities…
  15. 15. School of Politics Case Study Published 50 credits as part of BERLiN: Understanding Global Politics Introduction to European Politics Theories and Concepts
  16. 16. School of Politics Are involved in the school based pilot: Publish 100% of module handbooks/reading lists School specific RSS feeds Surface OER in school web pages Investigate the impact OER use has on students prospective students and staff
  17. 17. School of Politics Politics in 60 seconds: U-Now YouTube Edu Itunes U Podcast site
  18. 18. Academic Engagement: Bottom Up 150 Academics engaged Resources across all faculties Over 600 credits Dissemination and local issues
  19. 19. Align to Strategies
  20. 20. Embedding Use and Reuse 3rd Party material Open for Learning Workshop PGCHE Optional Module Image © Bill Moseley 2008 Released under creative commons licence: Source: 442459@N00/2516648940
  21. 21. Open For Learning Image © Don Solo 2008 Released under creative commons licence: Develop open content literacy Source: otos/60648084@N00/2 462966749 The Open For Learning module is… “Really valuable, important to disseminate as widely as possible.” Chris Middleton, Head of Academic Services, University of Nottingham
  22. 22. Tools Rapid innovation project
  23. 23. XPERT
  24. 24. OER image search with attribution Demonstration at ALT C (Sept)
  25. 25. International partnerships UKOER~OER Africa /UKNC for UNESCO (ISWG) partnerships OER ‘Shopping list’ to support African HEIs Kenyatta project (others to follow) Provides a compelling reason to get involved For more information get in touch with
  26. 26. Next steps BERLiN becomes Open Nottingham Open Nottingham as a ‘Grand challenge’ Open Learning Support Officer role centralised
  27. 27. Open Nottingham Programme Social responsibility Promotion Cost efficiencies Increased academic and student use
  28. 28. Any Questions?
  29. 29. XPERT Producer-centric models Xerte Public E-learning ReposiTory UK JISC funded under rapid innovation programme To progress the vision of a distributed architecture of e-learning resources for sharing and re-use Based on Xerte Online Toolkits
  30. 30. Connections •Internal •External •Partnerships Connections •Internal •External •Partnerships
  31. 31. Open Nottingham Programme Social responsibility UKOER~OER Africa framework FE college support Promotion U-Now review School based and subject based RSS Link to prospectuses / does it work Consideration of adverting within RSS Cost efficiencies/Quality Try to understand and prove it Embed use Engage with students, Sharing across campuses