Thinking About Open: Workshop Tour I

University of Dundee: Thinking about Open workshop (CC-BY 4.0 Beck Pitt)

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Originally posted on OEPScotland:
Last week (w/c 26 October) saw myself and Bea conduct the first of our workshop tours and participate in a number of events. Here’s a brief rundown of the highlights and a summary of notes from…

Data Report 2013-2015: Educators


This post follows the release of Data Report 2013-2015: Informal Learners and Data Report 2013-2015: Formal Learners To recap: In 2013 the Hewlett-funded OER Research Hub Project created a bank of survey questions to test eleven hypotheses related to the impact of OER use … Continue reading

Data Report 2013-2015: Formal Learners


This post follows the release last week of our data report focusing on informal learners’ use of OER. To recap: In 2013 the Hewlett-funded OER Research Hub Project created a bank of survey questions to test eleven hypotheses related to the impact of OER … Continue reading

Open Research 2015 Launches for Sign-Up!

At the beginning of August I blogged about the return of our award winning open research course on P2PU’s School of Open this Fall. Well, I’m excited to announce that the course is now live and will run from Monday 14 … Continue reading

It’s here! Open Research Redux


Last year we received an amazing response to the launch of our first open course Open Research on P2PU’s School of Open. 139 of you, from at least 29 different countries across six continents, signed up to participate in the first iteration of our … Continue reading

Hub Highlights

What's Your Story? (CC-BY 4.0 Beck Pitt)

As we move forward to our next phase as the Open Research Centre, it’s time to take a quick look at some of our “Hub Highlights” from the past 2.5 years: With over 7,000 respondents spread across 182 countries, our … Continue reading

Summer 2015 News

"Imagine a World Where OPEN is the DEFAULT" (Beck Pitt, CC-BY 4.0)

Well, spring has definitely turned to summer here in Milton Keynes … which means it’s time for the latest round up of what’s been happening across the project! The OER World Map project continues to make progress, with v0.2 scheduled … Continue reading

Go West: #OER15 Calling!

To Be Continued... (Beck Pitt, CC-BY 4.0)

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


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

Northam Burrows Country Park (CC-BY Beck Pitt)

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)

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

Thank you and Happy Hoidays! (CC-BY 4.0 OER Research Hub)

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