Not sure if anyone is still reading this now that Unicycle has completed (!) but just to draw your attention to a new repository project for which we need stakeholders to participate in a workshop in mid-June:
ACErep is exploring using repositories to store and make available learning
objects to serve the needs of stakeholders across multiple repository platforms - for more info see:… Continue
Added by Nick Sheppard on May 24, 2010 at 8:46 —
Added by Nick Sheppard on January 28, 2010 at 15:43 —
Some interesting functionality that we can explore incorporating into Leeds Met Open Search - post on Repository News:
Added by Nick Sheppard on January 21, 2010 at 11:49 —
Just to note that JorumOpen has gone live today - http://open.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/
Added by Nick Sheppard on January 19, 2010 at 11:44 —
Just picking up on a tweet from Simon on 18th December:
"@josswinn desktop repository link great idea. we have thought about a desktop deposit tool. Have you any experience of desktop widgets?"
We do actually have a working tool for quick deposit from the desktop - it is based on SWORD and was developed by Boyd Duffee at Keele University. It is a little bit rough and ready and could use more work but it certainly has potential for OER deposit for UniCycle - it may make… Continue
Added by Nick Sheppard on January 6, 2010 at 15:28 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
"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 —
At the OER startup meeting back in June there was some discussion around including a link to a resource in JorumOpen rather than the file itself – this obviously makes sense, for example, if the resource is already out there on the web and adding the relevant URL to Jorum will certainly aid appropriate discovery in the context of #ukoer. I’m not certain, however, if this can apply directly to the Unicycle project which requires us to make resources available via JorumOpen as well as the Leeds… Continue
Added by Nick Sheppard on August 12, 2009 at 10:03 —
Open Educational Resources: Conversations in Cyberspace brings together the background papers and reports from the first three years of activities in the UNESCO OER Community. Access the online edition – or buy the book!
Education systems today face two major challenges: expanding the reach of education and improving its quality. Traditional solutions will not suffice, especially in the context of today's knowledge intensive societies.
Open Educational Resources offer one… Continue
Added by Nick Sheppard on August 11, 2009 at 8:54 —
Oribinally posted at: http://repositorynews.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/musing-about-metadata-for-oer/
(Disclaimer: I am not a qualified librarian or cataloguer.)
Thus far I've only really considered, in detail, the minutiae of research specific metadata (a consequence of the ongoing project to repurpose an LO repository as an OA archive of research). However, this… Continue
Added by Nick Sheppard on August 5, 2009 at 14:10 —
This paper may be of interest (thanks to Andrea for the link):
This paper evaluates current practices in the use of learning objects in online courses, reviews best practices, and suggests new approaches that incorporate learning theory. In doing so, the paper also explores the relationship between the use of learning objects… Continue
Added by Nick Sheppard on July 13, 2009 at 8:00 —
I think it fair to say that intraLibrary being the platform behind Jorum was a factor in our institutional decision to use the platform at Leeds Met so as the #ukoer projects get underway, including Unicycle of course, it is with considerable interest that I discover that Jorum plan to implement a customised DSpace repository apparently to run alongside intraLibrary.
The news came to my attention in an email on the OER-INST mailing list which said that the move was to ensure that… Continue
Added by Nick Sheppard on July 6, 2009 at 8:00 —
As a repository development officer working on the Unicycle project I am interested in how we can most effectively integrate with JorumOpen and liaise with other projects in the institutional strand around technical infrastructure, standardised metadata and version control (to name but a few). We are using the intraLibrary repository platform and our project will aim to disseminate OERs via both our own and the national service; such liaison could be of potential benefit to JorumOpen and the… Continue
Added by Nick Sheppard on June 15, 2009 at 11:13 —
(Originally posted at http://repositorynews.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/open-educational-resources-programme-start-up-meeting-what-i-learned/
I very much enjoyed the OER programme start-up meeting on Tuesday, in spite of the 05:30 alarm and having to hoof it across Manchester on account of ‘improvements’ to the Metrolink. I recognised several colleagues… Continue
Added by Nick Sheppard on June 15, 2009 at 11:05 —
Twitter hash-tag: #oerstartup
for real-time aggregation)
Added by Nick Sheppard on June 9, 2009 at 10:00 —