Learning Technology

Green Gown Awards

November 8th, 2012 at 10:11

Earlier this week, the team were recognised at the annual Green Gown Awards 2012 in the Learning and Skills category. Working with academic staff in Education (Sarah Speight), Geography (Simon Gosling), Arts and Humanities (Naomi Sykes), Business (Simon Wright) and Engineering (Aran Eales, Mike Clifford), the University was highly commended for our activities in creating open educational resources on the topics of sustainability within four academic fields.

This is a fantastic achievement for all involved, and pleasing feedback on all our efforts under the JISC funded PARiS project. Comments from the awarding committee below:

“The project has helped Nottingham shift the sustainability agenda
from its estates and its research into its teaching and learning. It
has explored what sustainability means for academic disciplines,
and what it means for learning technologies and pedagogies.
Nottingham’s next challenge is to move this learning inside the
mainstream academic curriculum.”

For more information go to the EAUC website.

The resources have been created with openness and reuse in mind, benefiting from existing open resources on the web and original open content created by our academic partners. The results have been well received by staff and students and are already available on U-Now. The team have also been experimenting with ebook publication to create alternative formats and widen access to these existing OERs. The first two examples have already been published on the iBook store for iPads and are free to download. More to follow shortly…

Sustainability & Engineering 1 & 2

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/sustainability-engineering/id572912964?mt=11

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/sustainability-engineering/id573166431?mt=11

Sustainability in the Arts and Humanities 1 & 2

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/sustainability-in-arts-humanities/id570700324?mt=11

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/sustainability-in-arts-humanities/id570941412?mt=11

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