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CPD4HE follow-up project

By uczajah, 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.

Guardian HE Live Chat: Open Access in Higher Education, 28/10/2011, 12-2 BST

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.

Continuation to UKOER OMAC strand announced

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.


New resources released!

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 cpd4he@ucl.ac.uk.

research teaching relationship – under development

By UCL Women's Liberation, 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?

Comments welcome…

Join CPD4HE Webinar Today 1.00pm

By Man Yang, on 21 July 2011

Lunchtime Webinar – Accrediting your HE teaching: gaining professional recognition

Details: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/calt/cpd4he/events/210711

To join, use this link:


CPD4HE Webinar Today 1.00pm

By uczajah, on 7 July 2011

Open Educational Resources and Accredited Programmes
Details: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/calt/cpd4he/events/070711
To join, use this link: https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?password=D.0BFC8CFF30C1D9A32ACB98D2AABDAE&sid=2011158

CPD4HE Workshop – Register Now!

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.

New Creative Commons Compatibility wizards released… well almost

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/

Free academic development events

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.

  1. Lunchtime Webinar, Thursday 23 June, 1.00-2.00
    Open Educational Resources – Rights and Licensing Issues for Practitioners
  2. Lunchtime Webinar, Thursday 7 July, 1.00-2.00
    Open Educational Resources and Accredited Programmes
  3. Workshop, Tuesday 12 July, 10.30-16.00
    Academic Developers Sharing Open Resources
  4. 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.