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Open to sharing in higher education – from Leicester to Durban

November 23, 2011


This morning I gave a presentation at the Durban University of Technology’s E-learning Festival. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to join the audience in beautiful Durban, so I presented via Blackboard Collaborate. My theme was open educational resources, which was a relatively new concept to the audience. I started by giving a potted history of OERs […]

Terry Anderson and Rory McGreal speak about Athabasca University and the OERu

November 18, 2011


This week I’ve had the good fortune to interview both Terry Anderson  and Rory McGreal, who were visiting Leicester for a meeting with colleagues on a new, EU-funded OER project called POERUP (Policies for OER Uptake). I asked them both to give me their thoughts on how Athabasca was going to go about its participation in the […]

OERu Inaugural Meeting Day 1 highlights

November 9, 2011


It’s 3.30 am and I’m propped up in bed with my laptop… just finished watching the very interesting proceedings of day one of the inaugural planning meeting of the OERten (OERu tertiary education network) members which is being streamed live from Dunedin in New Zealand. The energy level in the room seemed high, and there […]

Introducing TOUCANS to OERten

November 4, 2011


On 9th and 10th November, I will be attending the OERu Anchor Partner Meeting virtually. In a Skype call with Wayne Mackintosh last Friday, we discussed the possibility of me having a few minutes on the programme to introduce myself and the TOUCANS project to the OERten network. In the meantime, I’ll use this blog entry […]