Author Archives: Anna Gruszczynska

C-SAP collections survey: A very special preview

We are offering our readers a unique opportunity to get as sneak peek into the survey on online social sciences resources– we are halfway through so do help us to get past the 100 responses mark (and if helping out … Continue reading

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But what is it that you actually do (with online resources)?

Our collection of resources of potential relevance to the research methods project is growing alongside our brainstorming efforts to find/design a workable approach for the collection front-end. Among other things, we are also (im)patiently waiting for lovle.com, a platform which … Continue reading

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All over the map

As part of an on-going effort to get a sense of what’s “out there” when it comes to social sciences research methods, I recently attended the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) Autumn School in Southampton. This year’s Autumn School … Continue reading

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OER wishlist

Following on from our earlier musings on parallels between recipe sharing and searching for OERs, we wanted to jot down some of our thoughts on what elements should be included in the ideal “home” for the social sciences research methods … Continue reading

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Recipes for OERs

As our meeting with the project principal investigator and technical developer last Monday shows, you can get OER-inspired in all sorts of unlikely places. While discussing possible models for the research methods collection, and issues around discoverability and quality assurance, … Continue reading

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Still searching!

We seem to be at the stage with the OER collections project which is both exciting and frustrating – the excitement comes from a sense of almost unlimited possibilities when all options are still open, the frustration comes pretty much … Continue reading

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Visualisation tools

The C-SAP OER II Collections project hopes to shine a small light on undiscovered or underused social science research methods resources, and create new ways of facilitating the use of these to support teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes – … Continue reading

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Learning from the Learning Registry project

Learning Registry is a project of the US government that’s focusing on how to make federal learning resources more accessible to educators and the learners alike, so that the public can engage with the materials and reuse them in new, … Continue reading

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Initial thoughts on the collections project

As we already mentioned, we are planning to use this blog space to trace our project progress and that will include documenting how our thinking evolves on the issues raised by the project call. At the moment, we are exploring … Continue reading

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Welcome to the blog and the Open Collections project

This blog will support the C-SAP (Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics) project: Discovering Collections of Social Science Open Educational Resources. The project will run from September 2010 until September 2011 as part of the wider Open Educational Resources … Continue reading

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