Category Archives: OER discovery

Digital Natives and OERs

One of the unexpected themes to emerge from our expert workshop related to how digital resources are evaluated by students. Although reservations were expressed about particular aspects of OERs, our participants did make use of digital materials in their teaching. … Continue reading

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In Google We Trust

Question: How do you want to find Open Educational Resources? Answer: As mentioned in my last post, our expert workshop included user testing several OER sites including JORUM, Merlot, Xpert and Connexions. To this list must be added Google, whose … Continue reading

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OERs and WordPress

This is my first blog post since taking over from Darren Marsh on the C-SAP Collections project. Coming from the ‘learning’ rather than ‘technology’ side of ‘learning technology’, I wanted to thank Peter Robinson from the TRITON project for his … 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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JISC OER II start-up meeting

At the recent JISC meeting on 22 September for OER II we had opportunity for representatives from the collections strand projects to get together and share ideas about the what, why, when etc of our project ideas. I think we … Continue reading

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