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Free academic development events

ManYang17 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.

 

Lunchtime webinars

ManYang10 June 2011

We are going to run three lunchtime webinars during June and July, all on Thursdays from 1.00pm to 2.00pm.

The first webinar will be on 23 June, and is focused on rights and licensing issues in supporting OER in an institution. The second webinar on 7 July is designed for academic developers and those responsible for accreditation schemes. The third webinar on 21 July will target individuals who are interested in seeking HEA accreditation.

Each session will begin with a couple of short presentations from the project team to introduce the topic, and lead to a series of questions and discussion from the participants.

The web link to the sessions will be posted here near the event.

iPad friendly OERs

ManYang15 February 2011

Saw the news article about iPad Officially Passes the Higher Education Test along with the discussion on iPad in Education in ALT forum recently and felt quite interesting.

OER is about portability and re-usability. As the OER developers, we need think again about the file formats we are using, and how to make our OERs more accessible and adoptable. We are already using HTML and PDF. But EPUB format is missing which is great for iPad. Maybe we should try convert some of our handbooks into eBooks?

With the increasing popularity of iPad,  there is no doubt more people will access the OERs from their iPads. So it’s important that our OERs are iPad friendly!

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

HEA workshop for OMAC projects

JaneHughes26 November 2010

This workshop on Tuesday 23 was an opportunity to find out about other OER projects in our strand and to hear the latest on the UK Professional Standards Framework (PSF) from the HEA. We also found out that the consultation on the new PSF is due to begin this week.
One good outcome of the meeting was that the HEA agreed to produce a set of tags for the UKPSF standards, core knowlege, activities and values. If we all use these tags it should help potential users identify useful resources.