OER and MOOC strategy University of Leeds HEA / CLL


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OER and MOOC strategy University of Leeds HEA / CLL

  1. 1. Neil Morris Director of Digital Learning Professor of Educational Technology, Innovation and Change University of Leeds National Teaching Fellow Image © University of Leeds Email: n.p.morris@leeds.ac.uk Twitter: @Lt_tech_he, @unileedsonline What have we learned from MOOCs?
  2. 2. Session overview • University strategies and policies • Digital learning channel portfolio • Jorum Window • iTunes U • MOOCs
  3. 3. By 2017, students and staff at the University of Leeds will make use of a consistent suite of digital technologies and services, which support learning, inspire students to reach their full potential and enhance the student experience. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/qat/policyprocedures/Digital-Strategy-Student-Education.pdf Students Teachers Support services Content Support Learning spaces Collaboration Interaction Services Digital Strategy for Student Education
  4. 4. SEC3 2014 Engaging Leeds Blended Learning is the considered, complementary use of face-to-face teaching, technology, online tools and resources to enhance student education. Vision Each programme will define and embed into a research-led curriculum an appropriate blended learning approach which supports learning, enhances the student experience, and inspires students to reach their full potential so that they can have an impact on our global and digital society. Guidance on OERsBlended learning strategy http://www.leeds.ac.uk/qat/policyprocedures/Blended-Learning-Strategy.pdf
  5. 5. Blended learning strategy Face to face classes Learning resources Event capture Interaction collaboration Social media channels Mobile devices Online assessment Research Blended Learning Strategy
  6. 6. University position on OER 1. Staff are encouraged to make use of OERs in student education. 2. Staff are encouraged to produce and release OERs into the community. 3. Staff are encouraged to understand and make use of Creative Commons licences for OERs. 4. Staff are reminded to ensure all materials are copyright compliant. 5. Students can be consumers and producers of OERs. Available at: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/qat/policyprocedures/OERs.pdf
  7. 7. Case studies on OER practice http://dspace.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/17539
  8. 8. Guidance on OERsBringing the policy to life
  9. 9. Guidance on OERsStaff and student advice and guidance
  10. 10. The University’s vision for FutureLearn: The online platform provided by Futurelearn will give the University of Leeds the opportunity to make our inspirational, high-quality educational resources available to any individual with access to the Internet. By raising the University’s profile nationally and internationally, it will provide a key recruitment tool; by setting a standard for Leeds Open Educational Resources (OERs), it will enhance blended learning for resident students and drive the development of innovative distance and mixed-delivery programmes.
  11. 11. Teacher as content provider Teacher as content advisor or curator Student learning Face to face teaching Other learning materials Other learning materials Restricted online material Publically available online material Learning materialsStudent sourced content Student produced content The change nature of academic practice
  12. 12. Multi-channel content
  13. 13. Digital learning channel portfolio Guidance on OERsPromoting online learning channels Only available to Registered Students Available to all learners Online Courses Individual Learning Objects Learning Objects complementing face-to-face provision (Blended Learning)
  14. 14. SEC3 2014 Engaging Leeds Engage new global audiences with accessible content Showcase the University to prospective UG / PG students Provide digital materials for disadvantaged learners Provide additional learning resources for current students Guidance on OERsBenefits of external digital learning resources
  15. 15. Guidance on OERsJorum window www.leeds.jorum.ac.uk
  16. 16. iTunesUGuidance on OERsiTunes U
  17. 17. iTunesUGuidance on OERsCreative Commons content on iTunes U
  18. 18. second is is Images © University of Leeds
  19. 19. second is is Students are encouraged to participate in discussion forums to interact with the course content and their fellow students. Interactive Discussion Forums Images © University of Leeds
  20. 20. Nature and fairness: When worlds collide 10,000+ Total comments 5,500+ Enrolled learners 97% of learners would recommend the course 90% of learners rated the course as excellent or very good Key Facts 24 mins Per visit 15 pages Per visit
  21. 21. Nature and fairness: When worlds collide 94% Found educator engaging 96% Found structure clear 72% Spent 30 min – 2 hours per visit 72% Appreciated study skills advice Key Facts 84% Found level appropriate 85% Appreciated course orientation materials
  22. 22. FREE ONLINE COURSE Sign up at futurelearn.com https://futurelearn.com/courses/when-worlds-collide Sign up to ‘Exploring anatomy: the human abdomen’ http://futurelearn.com Coursestartson 10 February2014 For 3 weeks, 4 hoursper week Explore the inner workings of the human abdomen with experienced anatomy lecturer Dr James Pickering http://twitter.com/accessanatomy #FLanatomy Learn about the structure and function of vital organs, and through discussion relate this to common surgical scenarios and current research. Interested in the anatomy of the human body?This course is for you. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/anatomy
  23. 23. Re-using content from MOOCs All materials from MOOCs will be re-used and licenced as OERs in the following formats*: • eBook on University Apple bookstore • iTunes U course * Licences permitting
  24. 24. Thank you Morris, N.P. (2014) © University of Leeds. This work (excluding where noted and all logos and MOOC adverts) is made available for reuse under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 Unported License. More information: See the Digital Learning Team website: www.digitallearning.leeds.ac.uk