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Certification of Open Learning – a workshop with OERTest colleagues at EFQUEL

September 5, 2012


Updated 6 Sept 2012 I’m in Granada, at the invitation of the OERtest consortium, and participated in the workshop ‘Certification of open learning: Up-to-date practice and a future vision‘ this morning. One of the workshop facilitators was Jeff Haywood (University of Edinburgh), who I interviewed earlier this year as part of the TOUCANS research project. I’ll […]

SCORE fellowship final report and reflections that may be of interest to OERu network members

July 18, 2012


I have submitted my final report for the SCORE project to the funders. The report included the following reflections that I thought would be of interest to OERu network members: Almost a third of the survey respondents in the UK said they did not know whether their institution was a member of the OERu network or […]

We can’t talk about publicly funded research in the UK any more

July 8, 2012


One of the research participants in the TOUCANS project recently commented that, since English university students are now covering  the full cost of their tuition by paying fees of up to £9,000 (as opposed to previously where they paid around a third of that and the state subsidised the rest), it is no longer true […]

New look for TOUCANS blog

July 7, 2012


If you’ve visited this blog before, you may have noticed that I’ve changed the layout by switching to a new WordPress ‘theme’, so that now only the first paragraph or so of each post is visible from the front page. I hope this makes the blog more easily navigable, as some of the posts (especially […]

Latest happenings at the OERu

January 24, 2012


There’s been a lot of activity amongst OERu (Open Educational Resource university) members over the last month – I’m going to summarise it in this post, as there doesn’t seem to be any single point of reference to find all this info. Happening right now: an open course on open content licensing. There are over […]

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 […]