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

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End of the beginning

The Triton project has achieved a lot in 1 year; our final report and a host of resources for reuse are available on the project website.  The aim of the Triton project was to bring high-quality open educational resources (OER) … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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Plain Sailing

The good ship Triton has been back in port for a day (no site down time was required, hey this is an analogy) for a spruce up and refitting with some new technology. I have been removing the barnacles from … 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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Ned Ludd – The first futurologist

I grew up one village over from where Ned Ludd may well have been born – there is a belief that he may well have been fictional. The machines destroyed by Ludd – stocking frames – where the beginning part … Continue reading

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