Are you interested in seeing the bigger picture of Open Oxford? Try the new interactive OpenSpires Mind Map, freely available online. This new map is designed as a gateway into Open Educational practice at the University of Oxford. Here, you can explore the story and achievements of OpenSpires, read how the openness initiative can benefit academic practice and find ways to get involved at the University of Oxford.
As a part of the OER revolution OpenSpires has now overseen a number of major OER projects at the University of Oxford, and is still growing. This new interactive map showcases all the diverse projects under the OpenSpires umbrella since it was established in 2009. It is a useful starting point for beginners, including Key Definitions, and How To, as well as answering some FAQs. It also goes deeper, offering information about the strategies behind OpenSpires projects like Ripple, Triton and Great Writers Inspire. It is hoped that this map will be a multi-faceted tool to help explain and celebrate various aspects of OpenSpires.
The OpenSpires Mind Map was created by Alexandra Paddock as part of a summer internship at IT Services.