In brief oer

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A survey of the OER repositories and resources available to tutors

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In brief oer

  1. 1. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit May 8, 2013 | slide 1RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learningIn Brief – Open Educational ResourcesPhil HardcastleSteve Saffhillwww.rsc-em.ac.uk
  2. 2. May 8, 2013 | slide 2OER Definitions „Digitised materials offered freely and openly foreducators, students and self-learners to use andre-use for teaching, learning and research‟.– OECD A good OER is
  3. 3. Guide to OER Toolkit from Jisc http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/programmerelated/2013/Openeducationalresources.aspx Finding of Jisc Research “open educationalresources were more likely to be reused if madeavailable in smaller modules as opposed to largeunits.”May 8, 2013 | slide 3
  4. 4. Different Approaches Open Courseware – e.g. MIT Re-Usable Learning Objects Massively Open Online Courses (MOOC) All types– Use for own learning– Re-use to teach others– Re-purpose to create new teaching resourcesMay 8, 2013 | slide 4
  5. 5.  Open University: OpenLearn Course in OERhttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/education/open-education/content-section-0 YouTube EDUMay 8, 2013 | slide 5
  6. 6. Perception Poll OER Materials1. Used a lot2. Used a little3. Not used4. Shared materialsMay 8, 2013 | slide 6
  7. 7. Perception Poll OER Materials are1. Difficult to find2. Low quality3. A poor fit with the curriculum4. Time consuming to adapt5. Not contextualisedMay 8, 2013 | slide 7
  8. 8. Perceptions Poll OER materials Save tutors time in preparation Give access to materials not otherwise available Are well designed Are easily contextualisedMay 8, 2013 | slide 8
  9. 9. Where to go?• JorumOpen http://open.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui OER Dynamic Search Engine go.bath.ac.uk/q24b Jorum Powered– Jorum sub site – fully hosted repository– Jorum window – customisable web interface– Jorum API – an opportunity to build your own…May 8, 2013 | slide 9
  10. 10. Where to go Google search – Creative Commons Flickr search – Creative Commons iTunes U Xpert – Xerte Public E-Learning Repository –biggest collection of OERMay 8, 2013 | slide 10
  11. 11. Wide range of materials available 60 second economics How big is a…? Periodic Table of Videos Politics in Spires VALMay 8, 2013 | slide 11
  12. 12. May 8, 2013 | slide 12Lists of resources• OpenLearn http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/• OU Labspace http://labspace.open.ac.uk• JorumOpen http://open.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui• MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm• OER Africa http://www.oerafrica.org/• Merlot http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm• OER Commons http://www.oercommons.org/oer• Humbox http://www.humbox.ac.uk/• Xpert http://xpert.nottingham.ac.uk/• OER Dynamic Search Engine go.bath.ac.uk/q24b
  13. 13. Why create OERs Organisational advantages:– Building the institutions reputation– Marketing the institution or individual courses– Efficiency, particularly when creating a resource which can be usedacross a number of courses Strategy– Develop a clear rationale along with credible business and benefitcases, perhaps using examples from elsewhere in your institution– OER may be of interest to almost anyone in your organisation fromlibrary staff to learners through to academics or marketingprofessionalsMay 8, 2013 | slide 13
  14. 14. Creating OERsMay 8, 2013 | slide 14
  15. 15. Production Flow DiagramMay 8, 2013 | slide 15
  16. 16. Preparation STEM OER Guidance Wiki– Accessibility• Reasonable adjustments have been made to allow access –see Jisc Techdis site– Context• Place the materials in context– Metadata• Information about the resource allowing it to be searched for.– File Type• Possible offer in more than one file type pdf and doc– File Size• Keep file size down or split into manageable chunksMay 8, 2013 | slide 16
  17. 17. How to implement Staff Development– Perceptions– Skills– Implementation– Contextualisation Staff Development Days– How to find and use free materialsMay 8, 2013 | slide 17
  18. 18. Contact Phil Hardcastle – phil.hardcastle@rsc-em.ac.uk Steve Saffhill – steve.saffhill@rsc-em.ac.ukMay 8, 2013 | slide 18

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