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SCORE presentation given by Andy Lane at the Open Nottingham Seminar on the 7th April 2011

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  1. 1. Andy Lane Senior Fellow (SCORE)
  2. 2. OER is in the air ... Open Nottingham 7 April 2011 Spreading ‘wild’ seeds Eric Herot:
  3. 3. ‘ Leading role’ in OER <ul><li>The OU was set up to be ‘open’ - open to people, place, methods, ideas </li></ul><ul><li>A long history of publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Rights and production expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Distance learning expertise translating to online learning </li></ul><ul><li>SCORE draws on this experience, reflects the OU mission, builds on OpenLearn … </li></ul>Learning in an Open World, MK 22-23 June 2010
  4. 4. Builds on OpenLearn <ul><li>6000 hrs published into LearningSpace </li></ul><ul><li>9000 hrs published into LabSpace </li></ul><ul><li>15.6 million unique visitors </li></ul><ul><li>International recognition, awards, funding </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in practice at the OU </li></ul><ul><li>Focal point for research – e.g. OLnet </li></ul><ul><li>Started in 2006, ‘mainstreaming’ in 2011 </li></ul>Open Nottingham 7 April 2011
  5. 5. Public funding for OER <ul><li>£3.0m from Hefce for SCORE as part of Shared Solutions at the OU (full initiative worth £7.8m) . </li></ul><ul><li>HEA/JISC’ £5.6m UKOER Phase 1 programme completed with £4.0m Phase 2 now in progress. </li></ul><ul><li>The Online Learning Task Force report included recommendation 6: £25m over 5 years ‘Investment is needed for the development and exploitation of OER to enhance efficiency and quality' and suggested that this should be the responsibility of the JISC, HEA and the OU. </li></ul>Open Nottingham 7 April 2011
  6. 6. SCORE’s objectives <ul><li>Increase sector capacity for effective OER creation/use. </li></ul><ul><li>Moving from a supply-led approach to reflect institutional/student needs. </li></ul>Open Nottingham 7 April 2011 ‘ Its not just about the giveaway its about the take.'
  7. 7. How to do that? <ul><li>SCORE targets support through: </li></ul><ul><li>~36 long fellowship projects </li></ul><ul><li>~3600 hours of OER reflecting sector needs </li></ul><ul><li>~18 engagement/dissemination events including short fellowship study weeks </li></ul><ul><li>An enquiry-based support and advice service </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging a ‘vibrant’ web 2.0-based virtual community </li></ul><ul><li>Fostering OER engagement internationally </li></ul>Open Nottingham 7 April 2011
  8. 8. Open Nottingham 7 April 2011 Amber Thomas, JISC, 2009 Example 1: Identifying issues http:// / e.g. Leeds manifesto on OER sustainability – see /score
  9. 9. Example 2: Funding fellowships <ul><li>3 completed, 8 in progress and 11 just starting </li></ul><ul><li>16 people at first Short fellow study week in December 2010, 10 people starting in April, followed by more weeks in July and December </li></ul><ul><li>Interested? Look out for details on SCORE website or distributed through OER-Discuss jiscmail list. </li></ul>Open Nottingham 7 April 2011
  10. 10. Fellowships Gabe Reedy : The SCORE fellowship has given me a chance to engage with teachers doing real, meaningful work with OERs—and to advance scholarship in the field as I do so. Tony Coughlan My Fellowship with SCORE has given me access to a really supportive team who have been pivotal to my development of CharityWise - a model for integrating UK voluntary sector training around OERs. Quotes from current SCORE fellows Open Nottingham 7 April 2011
  11. 11. Fellowships Terese Bird: SPIDER: Sharing Practice with iTunes U Digital Educational Resources – researching best practice, implementation models, and learning impact of iTunes U Melissa Highton: My SCORE fellowship has given me the time and space to reflect on my practice and to ensure that our OER projects at University of Oxford are shaping strategy and policy within the institution. Quotes from current SCORE fellows Open Nottingham 7 April 2011
  12. 12. Short Term Fellowships
  13. 13. Short Term Fellowships
  14. 14. Short Term Fellowships “ There were many areas of expertise covered in the programme and that was impressive.” “ Overall, this was a highly intensive and interesting course which I enjoyed. The diversity of OER applications amongst delegates was quite astounding.” Quotes from delegates at the Dec 2011 Short Term Fellowship Residential course Open Nottingham 7 April 2011
  15. 15. Example 3: Creating OER content <ul><li>Continuing to publish OER and expand/develop the collection </li></ul><ul><li>Sourcing from within and outside the OU, some coming from UKOER2 projects and some from Fellows </li></ul><ul><li>Targeting sector needs – informed by fellowships </li></ul>Open Nottingham 7 April 2011 Image by: mag3737,
  16. 16. New look LabSpace <ul><li>LabSpace: Familiar space with new face and features </li></ul>Open Nottingham 7 April 2011
  17. 17. LabSpace <ul><li>The resources available via LabSpace can be placed and used there by individuals (IndieSpace), projects (ProjectSpace), or institutions (SectorSpace). </li></ul><ul><li>LabSpace tools encourage engagement, remixing and the evolution of new versions, including translations. Advice and help with putting content onto LabSpace for all UK OER projects. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Open Nottingham 7 April 2011
  18. 18. LabSpace
  19. 19. Open Nottingham 7 April 2011 LabSpace
  20. 20. Example 4: Events Sharing stories Open Nottingham 7 April 2011 Perhaps we need a ‘consent commons’? Quentin-Baxter and Hardy, OOER project Embedding OER activity in the performance review Simon Thomson, Unicycle Project, Leeds Met Getting staff on board Andy Beggan, Nottingham
  21. 21. Events: Introduction to OER Finding and evaluating Open Educational Resources Introduction to OER 25 th January 2011 Creator: Non Scantlebury The Open University Library Services Licensed for reuse under: Creative Commons Share Alike Making Education More Open with OER Professor Andy Lane, Senior Fellow, SCORE Presentations given at the Introduction to OER event – 25 th January 2011 Open Nottingham 7 April 2011
  22. 22. Events: Learning from International OER
  23. 23. Events: Institutional Strategies for OER “ It was excellent to hear from 5 different institutions – I could see common issues and got great ideas of strategies to try at my own university.” “ There were some very useful pointers that can be applied within our institution.” Quotes from delegates at the Institutional Strategies for OER event – 11 th March 2011 Open Nottingham 7 April 2011
  24. 24. Further Events in 2011 Date Event 10-15 April Short-term Fellowship 3 May Introduction to OERs 11-13 May OER 11 – Annual Conference 15 June SCORE fellowship showcase 10-15 July Short-term Fellowship 16 September OER and Creative Commons 18 October Learning from OER research projects 17 November Sustaining OER activity 4-9 December Short-term Fellowship 13 December Practical tools for finding OER Open Nottingham 7 April 2011
  25. 25. International events
  26. 26. Stop Press OER12 will be held jointly with the OCWC Global meeting, 16-18 April 2012 in Cambridge Open Nottingham 7 April 2011 International events
  27. 27. Find out more: SCORE online Open Nottingham 7 April 2011
  28. 28. Any questions? Open Nottingham 7 April 2011 Vernhart