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Open Education at UCL

By C. Yogeswaran, on 19 September 2018

UCL Library Services is working with ISD on an Open Education project. The project, which commenced in January 2018, focuses on creating a proof-of-concept repository to make UCL’s teaching and learning resources available online and for free as open educational resources (OER). It will also raise awareness and promote Open Education to the UCL community. The repository will showcase the institution’s world-class education, and enable different learning methods, effective discovery, and collaboration across academic levels and disciplines. As well as academic-created materials, the repository will provide a vehicle to publish student outputs, reflecting a key dimension of the Connected Curriculum.

The repository is already live along with further information about the project and Open Education more generally available through the project website. We are keen to promote this project further to departments and will be asking colleagues in Subject Liaison and Site Library roles to help us engage with UCL staff to develop use cases and explore how the repository can support teaching, and how we can help to promote and embed open practices in our teaching and learning.

We are now providing fortnightly support drop-in sessions to allow colleagues to learn more about open education, how to create OER, or how to upload content to the repository; information about drop-ins and other events can be found on our full events programme.

Feel free to drop me an email if you want to learn more but cannot attend one of these sessions.

Contact us or request to join the mailing list by emailing oer@ucl.ac.uk, visit the website at www.ucl.ac.uk/oer, or follow us on Twitter @OpenUCL.

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