Learning Technology

Category: PARiS

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Xpert at 275,000 and climbing………….

March 29th, 2012 at 11:03

I’ve been working on my presentation for the OER 12 conference today where I’ll be talking about the PARiS project and whilst checking out some stats to include I noticed that Xpert is now indexing more than 275,000 resources. This is another milestone for the service and at the rate resources are being added Xpert [...]

Attribute Images – new JISC funded rapid innovation project

1 March 26th, 2012 at 07:03

I am really pleased to be able to report that the Learning Technology team have recently won some JISC funding to extend the Xpert Attribution service. The funding is part of the UKOER rapid innovation programme that runs until October 2012. The project we have funding for is called ‘Attribute Images’ and it will extend [...]

PARiS is mobile……..

March 23rd, 2012 at 03:03

Mobile Xerte is a new addition to the award-winning Xerte Project’s suite of tools for Android and iOS devices. Mobile Xerte is built around the concept of playlists, or collections of open resources that can be subscribed to using the application. Playlists can also be created using Mobile Xerte, and shared with other users, allowing [...]

Designing modules with openess in mind

1 March 15th, 2012 at 11:03

Supporting the sustainability theme within the PARiS project is a team of content creators from a variety of subject areas. These include Geography, Engineering, Business, Archaeology and the Careers service. Each content creator is recording their experiences of the design process and the benefits and barriers of finding and using third party OER within the [...]

The Ear Foundation Needs Analysis (PARiS)

March 13th, 2012 at 03:03

This is a post from Lyndsey Allen, Education Programme Co-ordinator at The Ear Foundation. Background The Ear Foundation is a charity helping deaf people and their families make the best use of technology to improve hearing and communication.  Through the PARIS project, The Ear Foundation is working with the University of Nottingham to widen access [...]

Open Education Week Update

February 27th, 2012 at 09:02

The date and time of the webinar we are running as part of Open Education week has now been set. It will be on Wednesday 7th March at 3pm GMT.    The title is:  Open Nottingham – tools that help you find, create and re-use Open Educational Resources (OER). The webinar will provide an overview of [...]

SCORE OER Residential Course

February 16th, 2012 at 08:02

SCORE are once again running a residential course helping people to get to grips with some important factors relating to OER. The information below is taken from the SCORE website. Previously known as the Short-term Fellowship, the SCORE OER Residential Course is an intensive , one week course providing education specialists with the foundational knowledge [...]

Open Education Week

February 10th, 2012 at 12:02

5th – 10th March is going to be the first annual Open Education Week. The aim if the week is to raise awareness of Open Educational Resources (OER) and the benefits that open sharing and open academic practice can generate for a variety of stakeholders. The event is being coordinated by the Open CourseWare Consortium [...]

PARiS Project Update

February 8th, 2012 at 04:02

Now that things are well underway with the PARiS (Promoting Academic Resources in Society) project, updates through this blog will become a regular fixture. I’ve provided a high level update today to get things started, and will be delving into the detail of the project over the weeks and months that follow. The project is [...]

I have an update for U-Now!

November 21st, 2011 at 01:11

The U-Now website was originally launched in 2007 under the e-learning strategy at Nottingham. Since then it has grown steadily, and now houses open educational resources published by more than 70% of the schools across the institution.There are currently 189 different titles available ranging from individual video resources such as those available in the ‘Why [...]