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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Keeping the door open – final Ripple workshop

This was the fifth and final workshop in the programme of support offered by the Ripple project. The topic was sustainability and future collaboration in OER. In addition to this, and in response to previous requests from project partners, there … Continue reading

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Developing tools for Open Education at the CETIS OER Hack Day

The OpenSpires Triton team spent a very productive two days working with programmers and developers from around the UK at the recent CETIS OER Hack day. A range of tools were created in a fast and furious coding and writing … Continue reading

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Planting the seeds for future growth

We had some great feedback on the interim report from the JISC Programme Manager, Heather Price last week. It was rewarding to hear that we are telling the story of our ‘Cascade’ experience well and that our resources and outputs … Continue reading

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Engaging staff in OER: persuasion, support and reward

On the 16th March the Ripple partners gathered at Oxford Brookes University to participate in the fourth workshop. This was the first workshop organised and hosted by one of the partners and it was a great success: interesting presentations, stimulating … Continue reading

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Appreciative feedback from users of the OpenSpires OER material

We continue to collect feedback from users of the OpenSpires open content, mainly in the form of emails to the academic contributor or direct to the podcasting service. We monitor downloads and often get great feedback from students within Oxford … Continue reading

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Different cultures of openness

The ability to influence and instigate change is very different at different institutions; there is not ‘one solution fits all’ which can be applied to everyone and not all institutions can respond with the same agility. Each institution has its … Continue reading

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“The best one yet”

According to some of the attendees at the third Ripple workshop it was the best one so far. There was a very positive atmosphere in the Mawby Room at Kellogg College with interesting presentations and though-provoking group sessions. This workshop … Continue reading

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OER Programme Interim Meeting

Yesterday we attended the interim meeting for the OER Programme in Birmingham. It was a busy event with attendees from projects in all the strands supported by this second phase of the OER Programme. The first main session in the … Continue reading

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