OER ideas factory session – Uni of Bath

We gathered yesterday – Geraldine, Julian and Vic (and myself) to discuss a number of ideas around our OER project. A couple of interesting points emerged;


Looked at the emerging model … needs a few tweaks. Also, it assumes the development of a set of activities or a large activity. However, we tried the “one digital image” scenario as a OER, with a few accompanying notes. The model still fitted as we simply ignored some areas as not relevant. Once I’ve made a few tweaks to V2 of the model, I need to explicitly map the OTTER CORRE questions (stages and sign off) as a flow.

There was lots of discussion around the responsibilities of the team (culture or Bath) as to where we sit on the OER spectrum … from a centralliesed approach (Leicester) where the take the material, convert it, modify it, to the other end Oxford where they enable staff through tool support. In terms of OSTRICH, we are likely to be more towards the Leicester end, however, I feel Bath is best suited to a more devolved approach. There is be a role for e-learning interms of the OER Manager (interestingly London Arts just advertised a position), which will coordinate etc., but we are missing a person responsible for advising staff on copyright of 3rd party stuff (suggest Library). There is no easy solution to this, but it the conversation needs to be had 🙂

Afternoon – Workshop Planning

A useful resource (to be re-used) in a number of different scenarios was a visual representation of tools we support (to various degrees). This is a development of the card sorting exercise people undertake in the “what can e-learning do for me”. It would use something similar to http://vue.tufts.edu/index.cfm

An example would be …

1. Tool

1.1 Audio Podcasting (an audio recording made available for download from the web. Users can subscribe to a series of podcasts or download them singly)

1.1.1 Definition: wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast

1.1.2 Common Craft (in Plain English): http://www.commoncraft.com/podcasting

1.1.3 Use in L&T Local case studies National case studies

1.1.4: Using it at Bath Workshops & 1-2-1s Online materials

1.2 Wiki

1.3 Objective Testing

1.4 Blogs

Another action is to convert the capture context template to a how to guide, so we can start linking to it. It was written by Geraldine, so fine to convert 🙂

Andy needs to convert the using technology to enhance face to face teaching activities into the same format as those being used on the what can e-learning do for me

Need to get Nitin involved in the using technology to enhance face to face teaching (as he’ll be taking this over). Andy – finish the powerpoint, get the copyright logs together etc.,


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