global reach

  Towards the end of last year we won money from the HEA to deliver 2 OER internationalisation projects. The purpose of Oxford OER International was to identify suitable elements of the University of Oxford’s existing OER collection to be … Continue reading

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best laid plans o’ mice

In the Oxford magazine No 331 Tim Horder comments on the absence of MOOCs from the University’s  Draft Strategic Plan. Moments like these cause me to look back at strategic plans I have written. I didn’t write one for LTG … Continue reading

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Massive Online Open Courses

Open Education: “…is the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Worldwide Web in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge.” Open … Continue reading

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Open approaches

When Apple12 approached a number of UK universities, including Oxford13, to make materials freely available on iTunes, Oxford’s Learning Technologies Group had already been doing podcasts for a number of years. However, Apple’s approach triggered an important step towards an … Continue reading

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whither OER at Oxford?

The new year brings good news.   I am delighted that we have secured funding from the John Fell fund to work with  researchers in Dept of Education to  enhance our understanding of the ways academics use open educational resources … Continue reading

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open evening

Winter is drawing in, Thanksgiving has passed, the sparkly tree has arrived in reception, it must be time to consider this year’s Christmas OER extravaganza. What shall we do for 2012? In other OER news:  The European Commission presents new Rethinking … Continue reading

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corporeal friends are spiritual enemies

 This is the quote chosen for 4th October in The William Blake Calendar (1913).  This collection promises a Blake quote for everyday of the year. 4th October is National Poetry Day. If you would like poetry OER, you know where to … Continue reading

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writers inspire

Great Writers Inspire brings together thousands of literature resources which are made freely available for reuse, remixing and repurposing for the benefit of teaching and learning worldwide. Both new and existing open educational resources (OER) have been curated into collections by … Continue reading

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plunder with impunity

19th September is international ‘talk like a pirate‘ day.  In recognition of this you are invited to plunder our OER collections with impunity . All the resources are treasures of great value. Of particular interest to freebooters and buccaneers are: … Continue reading

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Bodington VLE retires

After years of stalwart service Old WebLearn (aka Bodington) will be decommissioned at Oxford on the morning of 18 Sept 2012. Bodington was originally developed at University of Leeds by Jon Maber and Andrew (Aggie) Booth in 1995. It was … Continue reading

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