Added by Simon Thomson on December 18, 2009 at 12:41 —
Nick has written a personal blog post on the functionality of our Open Search facility.
Yuu can find the blog post here: Blog
You can link to the Leeds Met open search repository here: OpenSearch
Added by Simon Thomson on December 18, 2009 at 10:51 —
In the Elluminate session last week, Phil Barker talked about using URL redirects to track usage - simple yet effective and very easy to implement.
As well as tracking the usage of individual resources - simply by putting the URL of a resource through a (free!) service like http://bit.ly/
this technique could also be used to monitor use through specific dissemination channels.
Added by Nick Sheppard on November 24, 2009 at 14:30 —
This article discusses the implementation of OER in the UK as well as looking at the US models which are struggling in the current economic climate.
Added by Simon Thomson on November 10, 2009 at 9:45 —
AS part of the ongoing developments in raising awareness of OER I have written a reflection for the Assessment Learning and Teaching reflections page:
Added by Simon Thomson on October 29, 2009 at 8:00 —
I have a burning question - what are the licensing arrangements for Microsoft clip art and OER use.
From what I have read of the license it appears that clips art is not permitted to be "distributed" and in a sense I assume that sharing an open educational resource would constitute "distribution"?
I also then considered that clip art was available as part of the office install so in fact most people would already have access to the clip art materials and to access the… Continue
Added by Simon Thomson on October 23, 2009 at 12:03 —
OER Synthesis and Evaluation Project Wiki working with the pilot OER projects to offer advice and support on aspects of evaluation.
Added by Simon Thomson on October 20, 2009 at 13:28 —
Open University has setup a national support centre for uk OER
Added by Simon Thomson on October 20, 2009 at 13:19 —
Short audio podcast on why to use OER materials.
Click Here to hear it.
Added by Simon Thomson on October 5, 2009 at 21:09 —
Added by Nick Sheppard on September 28, 2009 at 7:36 —
These are a word document
going through the upload process and a Captivate video
I've also posted these in a 'Support materials" area
on Repository news.
Added by Nick Sheppard on September 23, 2009 at 13:00 —
Heather Williamson (JISC) kindly prepared a personal overview of the OER symposium session at ALT-C. Follow the URL below for access.
Added by Simon Thomson on September 11, 2009 at 10:00 —
This is an interesting post from a discussion at the Association for Learning Technology Conference in Manchester:
Added by Nick Sheppard on September 9, 2009 at 11:28 —
Have placed 4 new documents in the documents section on the homepage:
1 - Original Unicycle presentation
2 - RLO and Unicycle integration presentation
3 - A2 Poster outlining Unicycle - https://www.box.net/shared/hlsg2zbl6u
4 - A2 Wordcloud for Unicycle project - https://www.box.net/shared/tbt8jsfgc4
Added by Simon Thomson on September 8, 2009 at 13:30 —
A big thank you to Dawn, Heather and Tom from the RLO CETL - http://www.rlo-cetl.ac.uk/joomla/index.php
who facilitated a great 2 day workshop on developing a re-usable learning object.
7 teams from across Leeds Met, representing every Faculty, spent 2 days developing an RLO that would support students.
Day One: Began with an overview of RLO's, examples of them and considerations for designing… Continue
Added by Simon Thomson on September 7, 2009 at 11:16 —
Have been using a presentation tool called prezi.com.
The introduction to Unicycle was developed in it - check it out here:
Added by Simon Thomson on September 3, 2009 at 16:49 —
Having been on leave I am grateful for Nick's continued work on adding OER materials to the repository and also for the blog updates - Thank You.
I am also delighted to be able to report that as part of Leeds Met commitment to OER and the Unicycle project that I have been able to arrange with the Pro Vice Chancellor for Assessment, Learning and Teaching (ALT) to include OER as part of the ALT priorities for 2009/10.
"use should be made of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)… Continue
Added by Simon Thomson on September 1, 2009 at 11:30 —
"The DiscoverEd project is a scalable search of educational resources with a special emphasis on Open Educational Resources (OER). As such, it utilizes a web-wide index, promoting results which have been identified as OER. ccLearn is serving as an aggregation point for other organizations which have identified or produced OER."
for more info.
I'm not sure… Continue
Added by Nick Sheppard on August 27, 2009 at 7:49 —
Originally posted at http://repositorynews.wordpress.com/2009/08/19/would-you-like-ukoer-with-that/
Yesterday I had a chat with the learning technologist from Innovation North (faculty) about all things repository and, more specifically, UniCycle - he also brought along a faculty colleague who is exploring the best way of disseminating laboratory training videos to students via the… Continue
Added by Nick Sheppard on August 21, 2009 at 7:46 —
In lieu of development to the Open Search interface - http://repository.leedsmet.ac.uk/main/index.php
(currently research only) - to include UniCycle_OER, the easiest way to get stuff out of intraLibrary is via RSS - you should be able to add the link below to an appropriate RSS feed reader:…
Added by Nick Sheppard on August 14, 2009 at 12:44 —