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Staff Development

On the 17th November, we ran our 1st staff development workshop. It was run in conjunction with 3 colleagues from the Open University – Grainne Conole, Rebecca Galley and Giota Alevizou. The day was broadly divided into 2 halves, with most participants electing to attend for just the a.m. or p.m. Given that it was […]

Sustainability

I’ve been browsing an article by a Stephen Web (he also has an interesting blog) entitled Models for Sustainable Open Educational Resources. It is by a Stephen Downes and from: Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects Volume 3, 2007, see: http://ijklo.org/Volume3/IJKLOv3p029-044Downes.pdf. A very and useful competent article, though there are others that address similar […]

Reflections: induction session one

In May the learning technologists had three induction sessions. We’ve been busy getting to grips with the project and so there’s not been much time to reflect on them, but here finally is an overview of what was discussed. Managing the material We will need to investigate the contractual status of the authors (academics), and establish where (and […]

Cloudworks

Grainne Conole from the Open University visited Exeter last week to give the OER team members an introduction to the new Cloudworks website which we are thinking of using as a ‘pedagogical wrapper’ (credit to Tom Browne for this description!). Here’s the presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/grainne/conole-exeter-cloudworks Developed by the Open University, Cloudworks (http://cloudworks.open.ac.uk/) describes itself as ‘a place to […]