Thursday, June 25, 2009

"These resources are OER" "Oh ER they?"*

The JISC-funded OER programme of projects have finally been launched: and anyone interested in issues surround sharing learning material really should be following these projects closely.

Follow this link to see a list of the projects being funded: I spoke to Sarah Hall (very briefly) about OpenStaffs at Staffordshire University and I will watch the progress of the projects with interest. The Social Sciences department here at Birmingham are running one of the projects so it will be good to see how it goes.

The outcomes of these projects will be crucial in influencing how other UK HEIs begin to open up their content and share it with others. I will post soon about a talk I gave on Tuesday at an internal eLearning event and issues around sharing (including the adoption of standards and peer review of material) cropped up again.

*Very poor Rushmore-related joke:

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