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Rowan Wilson - Developing Sustainable OER Release Models


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Presented at the UKOER Institutional Strand Meeting, 12.02.10 in Nottingham.

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Rowan Wilson - Developing Sustainable OER Release Models

  1. 1. Developing Sustainable OER Release Models Rowan Wilson, Legal Officer 12 February 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>Our project so far… </li></ul><ul><li>7 lecture series (around 65-70 hours) </li></ul><ul><li>20 sets of other resources (including seminars, interviews, conference presentations and panel discussions). </li></ul><ul><li>Over 150 media items are currently available as open content through </li></ul><ul><li>More items are being edited and will soon be available </li></ul><ul><li>Subject areas already covered include politics, economics, environmental change, business, research ethics, medicine, physics, English, classics, art history and philosophy </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>What we did… </li></ul><ul><li>Inhabit an existing content production workflow (iTunesU) </li></ul><ul><li>Find and employ ‘agents’ to communicate the value of the project around the institution </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt the host workflow to make OER release a low-effort option (including IPR process) </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>What made this hard… </li></ul><ul><li>Navigating the poorly-charted channels of institutional power (ongoing) </li></ul><ul><li>Slipstreaming OER (and IPR) training into pre-existent training courses </li></ul><ul><li>Getting to grips with contributor motivations </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>What creates sustainability? </li></ul><ul><li>A ‘host’ activity? </li></ul><ul><li>Low overheads? </li></ul><ul><li>Peer pressure? </li></ul><ul><li>Clear expression of an activity’s benefits? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘Brand’ enhancement possibilities? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improving access? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrable public impact? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Development of community </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>What do you think? </li></ul>