OpenLearn Initiative in 3 slides

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Summary of the OpenLearn Research and Evaluation strand at the Open University in 3 slides prepared for IET research synthesis 24 May 2011

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OpenLearn Initiative in 3 slides

  1. 1. Open Content/OpenLearn Patrick McAndrew, Steve Godwin, Andreia Santos, Jo Watts Tina Wilson, Giselle Ferreira, Teresa Connolly, Andy Lane, Frank Banks Simon Buckingham Shum, Alex Little, Ale Okada + OpenLearn team 2006-2008. $1.2m ($8.9m total to OpenU). Research and Evaluation strand. Researching methods, models and benefits for Open Content
  2. 2. Outcomes <ul><li>Enhance OU reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Extending reach </li></ul><ul><li>Widening participation </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment with courses </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerate technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Catalyst for collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Research base </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment of students </li></ul>http://oro.open.ac.uk/17513
  3. 3. Impact <ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Feed through to the OU </li></ul><ul><li>Models of Social learning </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding discourse </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborations </li></ul><ul><li>Influence funder </li></ul><ul><li>Factor in motivating UKOER </li></ul><ul><li>OpenLearnConference </li></ul>OLnet and other funded projects across the Open University: IET, MCT, FELS, KMi Approx £16m 3 year JISC/HEA programme with HEFCE funding for SCORE in the Open Univeristy Addition of research strand to Hewlett OER programme Established service in the University extended to iTunesU SocialLearn and OLnet themes

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