Things are getting busy at Oxford!

Exciting times! The team have now entered a very busy period on the content collection side. At the moment we’re working a 7 day week trying to capture all the events and conferences that are going on in the University … Continue reading

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Getting time with busy people

A challenge for this project is trying to capture the attention of very busy people. One of the methods of consulting with our academics colleagues is through focus groups to capture their views, concerns, questions etc. and to ensure they … Continue reading

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The Economics of Openness

Last week I attended the Open Source in Mobile conference in Amsterdam. While I was primarily there as a representative of another project (OSS Watch), I think some of the lessons of the event carry over into the wider area … Continue reading

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Using RSS,Atom and OPML as delivery feeds for OER content

The OpenSpires technical work is based on a flurry of audio-visual activity over the last year driven by the launch of Oxford on iTunesU. The podcasting activity at Oxford has been a great success and in less than a year … Continue reading

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RDFa and making it easier to find videos from Google

An interesting post from the Google techies explaining how you can make your web videos more discoverable through adding the metadata to the top of your webpages. This is something that the OpenSpires project should be able to add to … Continue reading

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OpenSpires Team Training Day

The project team and invited guests participated in a training day on Tuesday 8th September. This was a chance for the project team to update each other, to explain the project to some other colleagues at Oxford, and to brainstorm … Continue reading

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Content for the intellectually curious

The OpenSpires pilot project has two purposes: to increase the amount of audio and video content released from Oxford as Open Content Resources (OER), and to enable the University to investigate and disseminate the institutional implications of making some of … Continue reading

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