Free Stuff Finding And Using Resources From The

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Free Stuff Finding And Using Resources From The

  1. 1. Free Stuff- Finding and Using Resources from the Internet Frances Bell, Learning Technology Fellow, Faculty of Business, Law and the Built Environment LT Fellow blog at http://www.edu.salford.ac.uk/blogs/blbe/ Or look in External on Staff Channel This work is licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Why? And Who? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Salford resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search engines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google Scholar, Books, Images, Videos </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Licensed Stuff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intute </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jorum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Try HEA Subject Centre </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MIT </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OU Open Learn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(proprietary mixed) iTunes University </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
  3. 3. Alternative view http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/340088/Finding_Stuff_Slide_Show
  4. 4. Why? <ul><li>Consumers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get free stuff to enhance your course materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct students to extension resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Producers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhances reputation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasises educational experience over content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Here is a video clip giving one point of view </li></ul><ul><li>http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Td5_FGqDze8 </li></ul><ul><li>You could also watch longer film to which this was a reply. </li></ul><ul><li>Capetown Declaration http://www.capetowndeclaration.org/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where? – here and anywhere <ul><li>Salford resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://students.salford.ac.uk/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search engines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Scholar http://scholar.google.co.uk/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Books http://books.google.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images – many http://www.flickr.com/commons/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos – Google, blip.tv, youtube, http://www.teachertube.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensed stuff http://search.creativecommons.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for relevant blogs with http://blogsearch.google.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Where? – Repositories <ul><ul><li>Intute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.intute.ac.uk/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.intute.ac.uk/support.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Also for students http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/detective/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Also repository search http://www.intute.ac.uk/irs/projectmaterials.php </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jorum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.jorum.ac.uk/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OER Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.oercommons.org/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eprints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.opendoar.org/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.doaj.org/ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Where? - Institutional <ul><ul><li>MIT OpenCourseware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/index.htm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OU Open Learn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content, tools and other resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(proprietary/mixed) iTunes University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.apple.com/education/itunesu_mobilelearning/itunesu.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>See also http://www.edu.salford.ac.uk/blogs/blbe/2008/07/31/itunes-university/ for examples and limitations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Using stuff safely <ul><li>Look at copyright/licensing arrangements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example of use (scroll down) see http://www.edu.salford.ac.uk/blogs/blbe/2008/10/15/learning-technology-resources-and-events/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check terms of use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be sensible, see </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.edu.salford.ac.uk/blogs/blbe/2008/09/13/youtube-and-teaching-resources/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When publishing, use Creative Commons Licence see http://creativecommons.org </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to keep up? <ul><li>Most will supply RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/about/rss/index.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/rss/file.php/stdfeed/2503/formats/LIB_2_rss.xml </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get yourself a feed reader </li></ul><ul><li>What is RSS anyway? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.edu.salford.ac.uk/blogs/blbe/2008/10/07/rss-can-help-you-check-blogs-and-other-dynamic-web-sites-easily/ </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. And not just content! <ul><li>Teachers share ideas and problems too </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://cloudworks.open.ac.uk/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Watch this space at Salford </li></ul><ul><li>More information here </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/grainne/conole-ouldi-presentation-682303 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Summary <ul><li>Find good resource sets, people </li></ul><ul><li>Keep up to date with changes </li></ul><ul><li>Be safe </li></ul><ul><li>Consider being a producer as well as a consumer </li></ul>
  12. 12. Einstein comes to Salford
  13. 13. Any questions?

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