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#OER16 Sustainability Panel Session


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Presentation and discussion at the 2016 Open Education Conference, Edinburgh 18-19 April.

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#OER16 Sustainability Panel Session

  1. 1. Web Today, Gone Tomorrow: How can we ensure continuing access to OERs? Lorna M. Campbell, Simon Thomson, Leo Havemann, Pat Lockley, David Kernohan, Vivien Rolfe #oer16sustain Monday 18th April 2016 – Edinburgh UK Open Educational Resources #OER16 Conference
  2. 2. @patlockley #oer16sustain
  3. 3. What does the data say? “The sun also sets” #oer16sustain
  4. 4. ● WP OER curation ● Search engine optimisation for discovery ● VAL (2009), SCOOTER (2010) and Biology Courses (2011) + low cost external hosting + discoverable + multiple file types - maintenance of standards? - low annual cost @vivienrolfe Sustainable digital approaches
  5. 5. The reality of sustaining access to OER. ● Single point of access Established since 1999 Peer Reviewed Rating system RSS Feeds Communities of Practice E-Resources Not for Profit Free to access. Commercially supported OER for sustainability.Membership supported OER for sustainability. @digisim
  6. 6. @leohavemann Have repositories worked? #oer16sustain Thinking ‘practices’, an OER repository should enable educators to Search, Share, Reuse, and Collaborate. We identified ten quality indicators that show a repository supports these four practice themes. Source: Atenas & Havemann, 2013
  7. 7. @LornaMCampbell Open scotland • Two HEIs have OER policies: -GCU investing in EdShare repository -University of Edinburgh launches portal, no single repository • Closure of Jorum and Re:Source FE repository -Open education no longer on Jisc’s radar -ALT Scotland active in open space -Open Scotland cross sector initiative -Scottish Open Education Declaration -OEPS cross sector SFC funded initiative.
  8. 8. Atenas, J., & Havemann, L. (2013). Quality Assurance in the Open: An Evaluation of OER Repositories. INNOQUAL - International Journal for Innovation and Quality in Learning, 1(2). Downes, S. (2007). Models for sustainable open educational resources. Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects, 3, 29–44. Panel presentation at #oer16 conference #oer16sustain References / Acknowledgements