OER Impact Map

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We aggregate and filter data that relates to our research hypotheses.To see some of the evidence we have gathered visit our OER Impact Map. There you will find up to date reporting on each of our hypotheses as well as summaries … Continue reading

OER at #iNACOL14

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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

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<Image https://flic.kr/p/5QJnjk > (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”

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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

octObER

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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

MozFest14

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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: http://pixabay.com/en/notes-office-pages-papers-print-150587/) 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 patrinalaw:
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 formal…

liveblog – Catherine Cronin keynote at #altc #altc2014

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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)…

OER Research Hub: August Review

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As September beckons, here’s a quick round-up of what’s been happening at the Hub over the past month: Join us to explore Open Research As you might be aware, we’ve been working on our School of Open Open Research course over the … Continue reading

CoPILOT and OER Research Hub: A year of reflection and activities

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Originally posted on Eleni's First Steps:
The summer time is the ideal period for all Academic Librarians to recharge their batteries in anticipation of the new term. My recharging time includes a lot of pausing to reflect on my…

Cleaning our way to a monster dataset

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In February of 2013 the newly put together OERRH team completed the humongous task of creating a bank of survey questions which would be one of the main research instruments to collect data around the project’s eleven hypotheses. Bear one … Continue reading

Announcing the OERRH/MERLOT collaboration

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I’m pleased to announce that our collaborative research with the MERLOT network is being launched today.  Based at California State University, MERLOT is a free and open peer reviewed collection of online teaching and learning materials and faculty-developed services contributed and … Continue reading

OER Research Hub: July Round-Up

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What’s been happening at the Hub in July? It’s time for our monthly news round-up! Open Textbook Bonanza July kicked off with the release of a range of our research on open textbooks during the aptly named Open Textbook Research week. With … Continue reading

Listen to Barbara Illowsky on the Journey of Collaborative Statistics! (Part Two)

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This is the second part of an interview with Barbara Illowsky, OCWC Educator ACE Award winner, Professor of Math and Statistics at De Anza College and co-author of the OpenStax College open textbook Introductory Statistics (previously Collaborative Statistics). Read the first part of this interview to find out … Continue reading

Listen to Barbara Illowsky on the Journey of Collaborative Statistics! (Part One)

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Earlier in the year I posted transcribed excerpts from an interview with OCWC Educator ACE Award winner, Professor of Math and Statistics at De Anza College and co-author of the OpenStax College open textbook Introductory Statistics (previously Collaborative Statistics) Barbara Illowsky. You can find my original post on … Continue reading

Open Knowledge Festival 2014

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Earlier this week I was lucky enough to head to Berlin with colleagues Rob Farrow and Martin Weller to participate in the Open Knowledge Festival (#okfest14) Open Minds to Open Action at the amazing Kulturbrauerei… Thank to everyone we spoke to … Continue reading