OER is a feminist issue

In preparation for International Women’s Day (8th March), I have selected some interesting podcasts  about women internationally, and at home. Our open educational resources ensure that anyone who has access to the internet can have equal access to the finest … Continue reading

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one door open sleigh

Following the success of our 24 door Open Advent calendar last year,  I am delighted to announce that this year we have a one door Open Sleigh! Festive OER for all.

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sustainable engagement

Clicks or downloads are  not considered enough to show engagement, but it’s a good starting place for sustainable models. The myriad  reports, blogs and guides to public engagement for universities take a very clear line: engagement needs to be not … Continue reading

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free time

 You would need to set aside 85 days to listen to all of Oxford’s free podcasts on ItunesU.  Listening to the podcasts from Open University, in comparison, would take you only 22 days. Before you invested such a significant amount … Continue reading

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work experience: interviewing ‘legends’

“I think [Creative Commons]  is a very good idea as many of the podcasts can be very good resources for teaching purposes. It’s great that ideas can be shared freely amongst people from different institutions all over the world.”  Ankita … Continue reading

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lecturer as rockstar

While the role of ‘lecturer as DJ’ may be attractive to many, I prefer the idea of ‘lecturer as rockstar’. The LSE Impact blog suggests that running a successful academic blog can make you feel like a rock star I’d suggest that … Continue reading

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lecturer as DJ

At the HEA/SEDA: Open Horizons: Sharing the future conference last week one of the speakers suggested that with a wealth of online resources at our fingertips the role of the lecturer was to move from ‘sage on the stage’ to … Continue reading

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