two Cs or not two Cs?

I was at a conference recently at which a large group engaged in a copyright quiz.  Very lively it was too. Lots of questions on how to avoid using copyright materials and how to get round copyright restrictions. Lots of … Continue reading

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Consider authority

For successful OER consider authorship and authority and make yourself discoverable.  Although  the  perceived advantage of OER is that  it can be used in any context, information of attribution is key to a users ability to evaluate  the content.  Oxford research indicates … Continue reading

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Don’t underestimate the power of PowerPoint.

Any discussion of technology in classrooms, supporting student learning or content in VLEs always, always ends up in a discussion about PowerPoint. Everyone has opinions, and the bulletpoint is apparently the mortal enemy of learning. Lecturers and presenters are given … Continue reading

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Send in the crowds

Through a community collection the general public or members of a particular group are invited to contribute to a project by uploading their own content or adding information to existing resources. For sustainable crowdsourcing : Aim for two-way engagement Be part … Continue reading

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Don’t call it OER. Call it Creative Commons.

Having been involved in OER projects for two years I can confidently say that no-one outside an OER project uses or understands that term. Use it when you are in the room with someone from JISC, but if you want … Continue reading

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For sustainability, build on solid ground.

Hoping for success in our learning technology projects we align our activities to departmental and institutional strategies, and as part of the Oxford University community we look to bulid upon existing good practice. The OpenSpires project was part of the … Continue reading

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Aim for success, not perfection.

I am spending the day at the New Strategies for Digital Content Conference in London, at the charmingly named Goodenough College. The RunCoCo project has presented about the support they give to community collection digitisation projects. There are many questions … Continue reading

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