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Category: Open Nottingham

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The Xerte Project and the Apereo Foundation

September 23rd, 2014 at 07:09

I am really excited to be able to announce that The Xerte Project has been accepted as an incubating project at The Apereo Foundation (https://www.apereo.org/). This is a fantastic opportunity for the project – as you know, The University of Nottingham has led the developments over the years. Recently, with increasing contributions from a growing [...]

First HEA report on research into MOOCs

March 17th, 2014 at 11:03

The Higher Education Academy has published its research into learning and teaching of Massive Open Online courses (MOOCS) and finds that ‘the teacher persists’. The Pedagogy of the MOOC: the UK View by Sian Bayne and Jen Ross from the University of Edinburgh also contains snapshots of five current UK MOOCs with an emphasis on the [...]

New location for blog about MOOCs

1 November 29th, 2013 at 10:11

If you’ve read this blog regularly you probably know that we occasionally blog about matters to do with NOOCs (Nottingham Open Online Courses) and MOOCs (Massive Open Onlne Courses).  The date is fast approaching for the launch of the University of Nottingham’s first MOOC on the FutureLearn platform, Sustainability, Society and You - it’ll start [...]

Mike the Engineer

October 25th, 2013 at 03:10

In which Mike Clifford introduces Sarah to the concept of upcycling and she gains a chair. This guest post is by Dr Sarah Speight. An archaeologist and educator, she has been the University of Nottingham’s academic lead for sustainability since 2011. Sarah is the lead academic for our Nottingham Open Online Course (NOOC), Perspectives on Sustainability, that is available [...]

The award for ‘one-take wonder’ goes to….

October 22nd, 2013 at 03:10

… the team filming the videos for our Sustainability course? Or one of the interviewees? This guest post is by Dr Sarah Speight. Sarah is an archaeologist and educator who has been the University of Nottingham’s academic lead for sustainability since 2011. Sarah is also the lead academic for  our Nottingham Open Online Course, Perspectives on [...]

My Sustainability Guru

October 18th, 2013 at 03:10

This is a guest post by Dr Sarah Speight. Sarah is an archaeologist and educator who has been the University of Nottingham’s academic lead for sustainability since 2011. Sarah is also the lead academic for our Nottingham Open Online Course, Perspectives on Sustainability, that is available to all staff and students at Nottingham and also on our [...]

Perspectives on Sustainability Second NOOC open now – starts 16th October

October 10th, 2013 at 11:10

Staff and students on all campuses, including distance learners, are invited to join in Nottingham’s  second Open Online Course starting Wednesday 16th October! “Perspectives on Sustainability” is a 10-week course looking at Sustainability from a range of different perspectives and disciplines. Whether it’s just for interest or part of your professional development, you are welcome to [...]

The Xerte Project : Sustaining Open-Source Innovation (ALT-C 2013 Presentation)

October 7th, 2013 at 02:10

The Xerte Project began in 2004, and released its first tools under an open license in 2006. Since then the project has gone on to develop the award-winning Xerte Online Toolkits software, cultivated an enthusiastic community of users and developers and has continued to innovate in the development of authoring tools. There is more activity [...]

Making OER available on multiple platforms (U-Now, iBooks, eBooks) (ALT-C Presentation)

October 4th, 2013 at 02:10

Since 2007, the University of Nottingham has released teaching resources as Open Educational Resources (OER) through the U-Now website. Resources made available in U-Now are licenced under a Creative Commons licence, and users can view the resources on the site or download them in re-useable formats. The OER publication model at Nottingham is strong, with [...]

The Future of (Sustainable) Learning…..

September 19th, 2013 at 03:09

Yesterday saw the launch of the FutureLearn platform. In case you’ve missed the various announcements in the press over the last few months……FutureLearn is the first UK-led, multi-institutional MOOC platform offering free on-line courses. The Futurelearn proposition is to increase access to Higher Education for students in the UK and around the world by offering [...]