Aces, Hearts, Clubs and Spades – The OER Deal

It was the worst of times, it was the best of times, in fair Verona, exeunt pursued by a bear. It’s early days for Great Writers, and it’s a lot harder to blog Vs Shakespeare than it was for Politics In Spires. … Continue reading

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‘Here be dragons’ – Journeys to the edge of WordPress with OER content

Limitations of using WordPress as an aggregator Part of the Triton Project was to develop “Dynamic collections”. The idea driving this was to develop collections of open educational resources around certain topics. Initially developments involved using the Jorum Widget, the … Continue reading

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aggregati, aggregatum, aggregat-d’oh

There are a multitude of OER sites, some of which offer some services which can be used to generate aggregations. No OER site has yet reached the point where it maintains a substantial enough collection of OER, so as to … Continue reading

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The GuttenWordPress – turning WordPress into a repository

The Triton project has one of it’s deliverables as “dynamic collections”. A dynamic collection is defined as thematically sorted collections of subject specific OERs harvested from the web, with community tools to highlight relevance and aid selection. Originally, the Xpert … Continue reading

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Casting the first bell

A picture tells a thousand words, which in theory means I don’t need to write a blog post. Rather than putting myself out of work, the Politics Inspires team has devised and developed a series of plugins to allow for … Continue reading

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Gambling against Kierkegaard

“Leap of faith” is a weird phrase. The wikipedia article for “leap of faith” spends a lot of time discussing Kierkegaard – who the article admits never used the phrase. Other sources attribute it back to John Wycliffe and Latin … Continue reading

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New licensing and copyright charts from OER IPR Support Project

The OER IPR Support Team has just announced the release of two new process charts designed to help JISC/HEA  funded OER projects deal with the IPR and Licensing issues associated with their OER. The charts provide navigation through the IPR … Continue reading

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Teaching Creative Commons

Last Friday (27th November) we ran an afternoon training session on copyright, Creative Commons and education. We had a surprisingly good turnout and judging by the feedback forms the content was a good first attempt at providing this kind of … 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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"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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