Go West: #OER15 Calling!

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Next week team OER Hub will be Westward bound as we head to Cardiff, Wales for OER15! This year’s conference is focused on “Mainstreaming Open Education” and will be held at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on Tuesday 14 and … Continue reading

OER in schools

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Despite great initiatives like the DigiLit Leicester project on these shores and K12 OER Collaborative in the US, OER folks’ attention does not focus often enough on the K-12/school scene. TJ Bliss writes “If we want OER to become the … Continue reading

2015 so far… January and February review

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Project Update It may seem a little quiet here at the Hub of late but rest assured we’re hard at work behind the scenes! Since the new year we’ve been particularly focused on writing up our research for journal publication. … Continue reading

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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