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What do you think are the key elements that an institution should have in place for successful participation in the OERu?

July 6, 2012


I am currently processing the detail of the data received from the TOUCANS/ OERu survey into attitudes and perceptions towards the OER university concept within UK higher education institutions. In this post, I would like to share the answers given by survey respondents to the question, “What do you think are the key elements that […]

“We need to find a new model of supporting the work of academics.”

July 2, 2012


This is a record of an interview with David Kernohan (Programme Manager, e-Learning at JISC) on his views about the OER university concept. David was speaking in his personal capacity and not in his capacity as a member of JISC, the Higher Education Academy, or HEFCE. Many thanks to David for giving of his time […]

“I think the idea of democratising education is the most powerful part of OER.”

July 2, 2012


This is a record of an interview held with Professor Wyn Morgan, Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of Nottingham, who spoke to me in his personal capacity about the OER university. Many thanks to Wyn for giving of his time and knowledge for this research. GW: What I’m aiming to do in […]

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 […]

“I don’t think it’s about being first; I think it’s about being absolutely sustainable in the long term.”

June 26, 2012


This post is a record of a verbal interview with Andrew Law, Director of Open Media at the Open University in the UK, about his views on the OER university (OERu) concept. Although there has been much discussion about the OERu initiative at the OU, the purpose of the interview was for Andrew to share his […]

“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 […]

“It feels good to give… but does it feel good to get?”

June 1, 2012


Continuing the strand of interviews with thought leaders in Higher Education in the UK, this post contains the highlights from an interview I had earlier this month with Amber Thomas, who is Programme Manager, Digital Infrastructure at JISC. Many thanks to Amber for her time and input into this research. GW: This is a very […]