New Project Coordinator OpenSpires

I’m Lisa Mansell and I have just started as the new Project Coordinator working on the Oxford OpenSpires project. My first few days have been hectic and I’m absorbing information as fast as I can. The project is progressing at … Continue reading

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"2005–2012: The OpenCourseWars"

The project team has been reading an excellent book on Open Content published by MIT – ‘Opening Up Education‘. The chapter I found particularly interesting was by David Wiley and provocatively titled “2005-2010: The OpenCourseWars”. As a stylistic trick he … Continue reading

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One million downloads in less than a year and a global hit !!

Double celebrations taking place here: 1. There have now been 1,000,000 downloads from our site on iTunes U. 2. Oxford University also currently enjoys the number one spot in the global iTunes U top downloads chart, with philosophy lecturer Marianne … Continue reading

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Discovering DiscoverEd

Recently I’ve been trying a few queries on Creative Commons’ new DiscoverEd OER search page. For example this query for any CC-licensed material referencing the doomed Franklin Expedition – my current pet interest outside work and something I thought might well produce … Continue reading

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Volomedia awarded US patent on podcasting

Much of the content that OpenSpires will be making available under open content licences takes the form of podcasts. We were therefore interested to see that Volomedia – a US firm that provides ‘advertising and reporting solutions for portable media’ … Continue reading

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