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CPD4HE follow-up project

JaneHughes21 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.

Continuation to UKOER OMAC strand announced

UlrichTiedau18 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.

(http://www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2011/08/oerphase3.aspx)

CPD4HE Webinar Today 1.00pm

JaneHughes7 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

New Creative Commons Compatibility wizards released… well almost

JuneHedges24 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/

Writing more texts

RosalindDuhs15 February 2011

There is still a lot of development work to do on assessment and feedback. The power point presentations are not informative enough. I need to write texts to make them more useful and also plan to do audio of those texts. I tried voice-overs but there were technical difficulties when I used the power point software. MP3 recorders work better.

Producing these OER materials is exciting and worthwhile. However, uploading your teaching materials is not enough. You need to provide text, audio or video to fill in those gaps which would normally be dealt with through interaction between learners and teacher and learner.

Feedback from our colleagues on the project has been very useful in helping us to get the level of detail right. I just need to find the time to devote to this.

Rosalind Duhs

OER University

JaneHughes10 February 2011

See this THES article for news of the future OER university, to which we may potentially be contributing: http://tinyurl.com/6ysygh3