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Snog, marry, avoid… Feedback from conference session participants

July 13, 2012


The HEA used an interesting technology for the capturing of feedback on sessions at their 2012 annual conference – feedback was written by participants on ‘electric paper‘. Thirteen of the participants who attended the presentation I gave with my colleague, Ale Armellini, ‘UK HEIs and the OERu: Snog, Marry, Avoid?’ filled it in, and this […]

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 […]

“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 […]

The OER university: from vision to reality

April 20, 2012


Here are the slides from the presentation I gave at the Cambridge 2012 Conference on the research I’ve been doing over the last few months into the OER university (OERu): OERu from vision to reality witthaus I hope to do a voice-over via slidecast soon… One of my questions to the audience during the presentation […]

Growing the OERu – a pre-conference workshop at Cambridge 2012

April 16, 2012


Yesterday’s pre-conference workshop at Cambridge 2012, which I co-facilitated with Judith Murray (Thompson Rivers University, Canada) Sandra Wills (University of Wollongong, Australia, replacing Graham Bell from NMIT in New Zealand who unfortunately was not able to join us) and Rory McGreal (Athabasca University, Canada), was a wonderful session full of interesting discussions. We brainstormed the […]

The OER university: pushing – and pulling – the boundaries in Higher Education

March 29, 2012


The Beyond Distance Research Alliance’s Follow the Sun 2012 festival, hosted in collaboration with USQ in Australia and Athabasca University in Canada, has been really fascinating. It’s a 48-hour non-stop conference, taking place across three time zones, and access is open and free. If you missed it, you can access the recordings from the website […]