High quality, short terms and busy lives

The project has been pulling together all the work done over the last few months and is starting to collate final reports, deliverables and case studies. When it comes to the open content released (235 items today and I’d guess … Continue reading

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Sold-out! The Oxford Beyond Borders OER conference

We are really pleased that our OER conference to be held at the Said Business School on 20th April 2010 is now fully booked. We’ll be expecting around 130 people from Oxford and the wider HE community. It’ll be a … Continue reading

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Beyond Borders Conference – Indicative Timetable

We are pleased to publish the indicative timetable for our OER conference to be held at the Said Business School on 20th April 2010. 9.00-9.45 Registration in the foyer of Said Business School 10.00 Welcome  10.05 Beyond Borders. Melissa Highton, Learning … Continue reading

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Appreciation at home

Last week Lisa and I gave a presentation to other members of OUCS, the University Computing Services where our project is based. Our building is a listed terrace of houses knocked together, and so it can be quite challenging to … Continue reading

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OpenSpires leaflet takes shape Here’s a taster of our new OpenSpires leaflet. Just the front page is shown here – the full leaflet features more information about the project, open content and Creative Commons. If you could like a copy please … Continue reading

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Focus Group Feedback

Earlier this month the OpenSpires team held another focus group with some friendly academics. These sessions provide valuable feedback and help us to keep the project focussed on supporting the needs of students and academics. At this session we asked … Continue reading

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How can we easily add value to our podcast content and help the individual learner?

So, can we add value to our content? What extra information could we add to our audio and video podcasts to help the individual learner? OpenSpires is looking at ways we can multipurpose our material so that it can be … Continue reading

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Resources

We are supporting more recording and editing than originally expected. A range of measures have been put in place to address this demand on the project team resources. The project has recruited a temporary staff member to support the recording … Continue reading

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Accessibility

Members of the project team attended the JISC Open Educational Resources Programme Meeting held at Congress Centre, London on 20th October 2009. The presentations from the meeting are available at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearning/oer/progmtgoct09.aspx I am sure there will be other blogs about … Continue reading

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It’s extraordinary… the fact that throughout the world 5,000 people are downloading my lecture every week

An excellent full page article in the Sunday Times on Open Content, featuring an Oxford academic who is involved in the OpenSpires project talking about her experience. It is in the main section of the Sunday Times and also highlights … Continue reading

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