I know its been a while since I blogged here - that's because I'm involved in multiple projects and have focused on getting the work done rather than nattering about it. I enjoyed the OER Institutional Strand get-together at Nottingham Uni on 13th Feb. As someone who joined the project 8 months in, it was particularly useful for me to hear about the different approaches adopted at each site and the similar challenges and frustrations we appear to share.
I'm continuing to wade… Continue
Added by Jakki Sheridan-Ross on February 24, 2010 at 16:10 —
Added by Simon Thomson on January 13, 2010 at 13:54 —
In theory RSS is simple, Really Simple, but the way that the technology is implemented by our underlying repository software (intraLibrary) and issues around how we have needed to integrate that software within our repository infrastructure in order to ensure appropriate Open Access has meant that, in reality, it has been anything but.
To read more go to Nick's blog entry by clicking… Continue
Added by Simon Thomson on January 7, 2010 at 13:37 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —