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iTunes U and the OERu: two different ways of reaching the world

July 13, 2012


On Wednesday, Terese Bird (my colleague on the SPIDER project) and I gave a presentation at the Higher Education Academy’s ‘Showcase’ event for the SCORE programme. We were grouped together under the ‘Mass models for OERs’ theme, and we had some fun trying to find the connections and synchronicities between iTunes U and the OERu. […]

UK HEIs and the OERu: Snog, Marry, Avoid?

July 7, 2012


Last week I gave a presentation at the Higher Education Academy’s 2012 Conference in Manchester, entitled ‘UK Higher Education Institutions and the OER university: Snog, Marry, Avoid?’ My colleague and TOUCANS data ‘reality checker’, Ale Armellini, co-presented with me and gave his take on the findings. UK HEIs and the OERu: Snog, Marry, Avoid? View […]

Reflecting on the OERu concept

June 27, 2012


I recently received some feedback from members of the OERu network on the interviews and the survey findings that I’ve posted on the blog. The following pieces have been extracted from the OERu email list, with the permission of the writers. Gene Loeb: This is a very productive activity illuminating the thoughts and feelings about […]

“Fervent OERu supporters need to soak themselves in a bath of realism.”

June 8, 2012


Last Thursday I gave my “end-of-SCORE-fellowship” presentation to a group of other SCORE fellows at the Open University. It was a bit premature, because I had only just received all the survey data (42 respondentsfrom UK HEIs  – thank you to everyone who participated) and was still in the process of gathering data via the […]