Mark the Date! Open Education Week (9-13 March 2015)

Open Education Week 2015

With just over a month to go, Open Education Week is fast approaching! Una Daly from the Open Education Consortium (OEC) tells us more: “Open Education Week (March 9-13, 2015) in its 4th annual year is an online celebration of the … Continue reading

OER Research Hub wins Engaging Research Award!

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The OER Research Hub is proud to announce that we were awarded an Open University Engaging Research Award 2015 for our P2PU Open Research course on School of Open today! The four-week course explored the concept and practice of open … Continue reading

Boston Children’s Hospital project OPENPediatrics launches new OER resource

Originally posted on Open Matters:
As a complement to OCW’s many courses about health and medicine, we’re pleased to share news of a new Open Educational Resource (OER) geared to pediatric clinicians. Boston Children’s Hospital project OPENPediatrics launches new OER resource OPENPediatrics (OP), a free…

Double Feature! November and December at the Hub

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Team Hub wishes all its supporters, collaborators and friends all the very best for the forthcoming festivities and 2015! It’s been an amazing year and thank you for your continued support; we couldn’t do it without you all. We’ve had a … Continue reading

Dec 10: OER Research with Librarians and Open Textbook Adoption


Originally posted on Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources:
Have you been asked by your college administration or colleagues about open textbook usage and perceptions? Recent studies have shown that awareness and usage of OER by faculty is not…

Putting a pin in a map: Mapping evidence from OERRH Research Hub surveys


As part of the OER Research Hub the community has been asked to respond to surveys examining OER awareness and usage. This has been done using the online web service SurveyMonkey. One of the features of SurveyMonkey is to record … Continue reading

Ethics, Openness and the Future of Education


By popular demand, here are my slides from today’s presentation at Open Education 2014.  All feedback welcome and if this subject is of interest to you then consider checking out the OERRH Ethics Manual and the section on ethics (week … Continue reading

Community Session: Open Education Handbook

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The Open Education Working Group will be participating in an Open Knowledge Community session entitled Presenting the Open Education Handbook. The session will take place online on Thursday Dec 11, 2014 – 10.00-11.00AM UTC, with a link to be shared … Continue reading

OER at #iNACOL14

Open Only in Palm Springs

The 9th (and to date largest) iNACOL Blended and Online Symposium has now concluded. Joining the nearly 3,000 attendees at the massive Palm Springs Convention Center, I made my way from Pueblo to Sierra via San Jacinto and Catalina, ice cream in one … Continue reading

Making OER Mainstream in Schools


<Image > (A guest post from Josie Fraser – thanks Josie!) I’m delighted to have been invited to keynote at OER15 – the Open Educational Communities annual international conference, taking place in Cardiff in April 2015. I’m very much looking forward … Continue reading

One Year On: The Journey of “Open Research”


The following blog post was originally published on School of Open’s blog on 4 November 2014. It’s now been a couple of weeks since we formally ended our four-week Open Research course on P2PU … And what a month it was! We had … Continue reading



It feels slightly wrong to be reviewing the project’s activities during the last month when I’m sitting in sun-drenched Palm Springs, California, but hey, no rest for the wicked! October was scarily busy from the word go. Barbara Means and … Continue reading


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Last weekend saw over 1600 people get together at this year’s Mozilla Festival. I made my way down to Ravensbourne College on Saturday and have put together a quick Storify to capture some of the amazing collaborations, sessions and people that … Continue reading

Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS) Launch

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Yesterday I was in Edinburgh, Scotland for the Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS) project kick-off meeting and to run a “highly interactive session” to capture experiences and thoughts on OER and OEP in Scotland. Martin was also there, speaking … Continue reading

Reflections on the #oerrhub agile approach to evaluation

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Originally posted on howsheilaseesIT:
Dull but worthy . . . (image: I’ve already posted some reflections on the agile approach that the OER Research Hub has been developing. In this post I’m going to try and share some of…

Super September: Monthly Review

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It’s been a super September at the OER Research Hub: here’s an overview of what we’ve been up to over the past month: Open Research Course  We had 139 people sign-up for our School of Open course Open Research! This four-week community … Continue reading

Writing for Change: Pre-Course Survey

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This post was originally published on Peer 2 Peer University’s blog on 29 September 2014.  Are you participating in Peer to Peer University’s (P2PU) Writing for Change course? Did you recently complete a pre-course survey? Curious as to what the survey was … Continue reading

Where Sheila’s been this week – revisiting #OERRHub and the researcher as an API analogy

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Originally posted on howsheilaseesIT:
I spent the early part of this week in Milton Keynes with the OER Research Hub team as part of the second phase of the project evaluation. When I worked with the team last year one…

OER research and rapid commissioning

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Originally posted on Patrina Law:
There are several unique aspects to researching the behaviour and motivations of informal learners. Examining informal learning data can allow researchers to respond more quickly and at a greater scale, than to data gathered through…

liveblog – Catherine Cronin keynote at #altc #altc2014


Originally posted on openmind.ed:
For one day only I’m at The University of Warwick for the ALT-c conference where I’m speaking on OER Impact Map.   (You can access my slides for today here.) Catherine Cronin (National University of Ireland, Galway)…