The Main Event : tracking reuse using Google Analytics

On our Great Writers Inspire site pages, say an introduction to modernist poet Ezra Pound, there are a lot of possibilities for re-use. We have worked hard to maximize (and also simplify) OER reuse for any one coming to the site. However, much … Continue reading

Posted in Content, copyright, dissemination, Great Writers, technical, ukoer | Leave a comment

Use Case: Better automatic keyword metadata for OER discoverability in media production

University media services are traditionally skilled as content creators and trained in audio and video filming and editing, yet are increasingly being tasked to provide media for multiple online open delivery platforms which entail complex workflows, new production costs and … Continue reading

Posted in Content, podcasting, Spindle, technical | Leave a comment

A taste of Raspberry Pi for Open Education Week at Oxford University

To celebrate international Open Education Week we promoted a number of our Open Spires projects that are releasing free resources from Oxford including the Great Writers literature project, our World War 1 resources and the Oxford University podcasts. All our … Continue reading

Posted in Content, dissemination, events, networking, oerri, Oxford, partnerships, patents, technical, ukoer | 1 Comment

Pax Educationa

If we think of open education as a geographical space, then we can see that creative commons licensed content is safe and friendly for reuse, whereas other areas are distinctly “here be dragons”. Visualise the Pax Romana as a space … Continue reading

Posted in Content, copyright, dissemination, Great Writers, podcasting, technical, ukoer | Leave a comment

Gone in the link of an eye

Taken from http://farm5.static.flickr.com/3544/3850632269_d8dda783ce_b.jpg on 2012-3-06 Original URL – http://www.flickr.com/71717049@N00/3850632269/ created on 2009-08-23 08:36:31Trisha CrabbCC BY-NC-SA 2.0 A broken link on a webpage is perhaps akin to an obscured roadsign. We might well miss our turn, but the destination might still … Continue reading

Posted in Content, copyright, dissemination, Great Writers, podcasting, technical | Leave a comment

The OERscars – and the winner is

Welcome all to the red carpet everyone, for the first unoffical OER awards! Which I just made up. So it’s very important. So as part of our Triton Project we created Politics In Spires, with content created by The Universities … Continue reading

Posted in Content, copyright, dissemination, technical, Triton | Leave a comment

Aggregation-Agogo

So we’ve been experimenting with our dynamic collections, and have added in some new features (still ever so slightly in beta). So you like the collection, but don’t want to visit when it aggregates new content (which happens 48 times … Continue reading

Posted in Content, dissemination, networking, technical, Triton, ukoer | Leave a comment

Taxominous: your term is terminal

While finishing off our Triton report, I did some quick Google Insight checks to see how often terms are searched for on Google. It’s interesting that as a term “OER” and “Open Educational Resources” are searched for less (especially in … Continue reading

Posted in Content, dissemination, technical, Triton, ukoer | 2 Comments

‘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

Posted in Content, copyright, dissemination, legal, Oxford, partnerships, technical, Triton, ukoer | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Content, copyright, dissemination, technical, Triton | Leave a comment