By Jane Hughes, on 21 February 2012
We are beginning a new project – Sustainable Texts and Disciplinary Conversations – building on CPD4HE. We will be releasing an e-book about teaching in higher education and exploring Open Education policy and practices.
By Ulrich Tiedau, on 28 October 2011
After a talk point and a poll, the Guardian Professional Higher Education Network wants to give the subject of open access the full consideration it deserves.
To coincide with Open Access Week, on Friday 21 October, from 12–2pm BST, the live chat will consider the various ways in which higher education can become – and is becoming – more open. We will consider what the challenges ahead might be and what policy shifts, as well as cultural shifts are needed.
Guardian Q&As or live chats are always informal and the aim is to share knowledge, experience and allow us to curate a ‘best bits’ full of interesting tips/links on the given subject from our network and for our network.
By Ulrich Tiedau, on 18 August 2011
JISC and the Higher Education Academy have released a Call for Proposals for the third phase of the UK Open Educational Resources programme (UKOER3). One strand in this programme will be a continuation of the Open Materials for Accredited Courses (OMAC) strand of UKOER2 that this project, CPD4HE, forms part of.
15 projects, at a maximum of £20,000, will be funded from October 2011 to September 2012, building on the success of UKOER2. They will involve the release of high quality resources to support HEA accredited programmes or schemes of professional development that meet the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (UK PSF). The deadline for proposals is noon on 5 September 2011.
By Man Yang, on 12 August 2011
Additional resources on Assessment and feedback to students have been released today. They are:
You are welcome to leave any comments and feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Holly J Smith, on 9 August 2011
Re-reading the content for the first draft of ”the research teaching relationship’ block I’m overcome with doubts! Is the research teaching nexus qualitatively different to designing a teaching session, or assessment? Is it more abstract? It is impossible to discuss this topic without theorising, and considering the theorising of others… but does that mean that it is possible to engage with designing a teaching session or assessment without theorising? Surely not… I can see the annotated bibliography is going to be particularly important, but I don’t expect people to start reading this all in the original. Does that mean I have to write an overview or sketchy ‘guide to the territory’ in the introduction? What sort of practical outcomes would be useful as a result of the activities?
By Man Yang, on 21 July 2011
By Jane Hughes, on 7 July 2011
By Man Yang, on 1 July 2011
The free workshop explores the potential of open educational resources (OERs) in developing and accrediting university teaching. David Kernohan, JISC’s E-learning Manager is the guest speaker. Participants will work with learning materials developed in UCL’s CPD4HE project (Funded by the HEA and JISC) and create their own OERs.
By June Hedges, on 24 June 2011
JISC Legal and the OER IPR Support Project today announced the release of new wizards that have been developed “to help people understand the range of Creative Commons licences which are compatible with each other when they are blending Creative Commons licensed resources to create open educational resources or any other resources”.
There seem to be some teething issues, but the tools should soon be available here: http://www.web2rights.com/OERIPRSupport/creativecommons/
Further information about the OER IPR Support Project, including access to their suite of existing tools, is on the project site: http://www.web2rights.com/OERIPRSupport/
By Man Yang, on 17 June 2011
Our dissemination events (a workshop and webinar series), supported by the HEA and JISC through the UKOER programme, have been confirmed.
- Lunchtime Webinar, Thursday 23 June, 1.00-2.00
Open Educational Resources – Rights and Licensing Issues for Practitioners
- Lunchtime Webinar, Thursday 7 July, 1.00-2.00
Open Educational Resources and Accredited Programmes
- Workshop, Tuesday 12 July, 10.30-16.00
Academic Developers Sharing Open Resources
- Lunchtime Webinar, Thursday 21 July 1.00-2.00
Accrediting your HE teaching – gaining professional recognition
Details of these events can also be downloaded as a PDF from the project documentation page.
Come and join us to share our CPD4HE experiences of developing teaching materials for release as Open Educational Resources.