Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds Met) has recently developed an institutional repository. This is currently being used to share content on a small scale. Also at this time Leeds Met would like to explore the sharing of materials across institutions in order to be more effective and efficient in the creation of learning materials. Currently staff share materials at a very local (subject/award) level.
The OER call provides an opportunity for Leeds Met to identify materials of value to other institutions and partners and release some of our well-established materials currently located on our skills for learning site (skillsforlearning.leedsmet.ac.uk) under an open license. Further to this our expanding Regional University Network (RUN) would benefit from access to our materials as they deliver HE courses in an FE setting.
Aims and Objectives
Aim: To build a ‘unicycle’: a prototype mechanism for the export and import of open educational resources at Leeds Metropolitan University. The Unicycle Project will increase the release of open educational resources (OER) from Leeds Met into the further and higher education communities.
Objectives: Build a cross Faculty network of OER co-ordinators / employing learning technologists and an educational developer to help staff to incorporate and adapt quality-checked OER / collate OER materials for inclusion in the institution repository / identify appropriate tagging and technical requirements / share OER materials with RUN partners & HE community via JORUM.
A list of the core teams members can be found here.
Further information on the JISC/HEA OER programme can be found here.